One of my favorite movies to date is the Greatest Showman. There is just something about this movie that gives me joy and hope. It inspires me, moves me and inspires the dream in my heart. When I first saw the movie with a friend, I was moved to laughter and tears. Why you ask? Well, that actually took me weeks to discover because I had to face off with myself.
Have you ever done something so vulnerable that it made you feel completely naked and exposed? Do you fear having your faults, failures and flaws open to ridicule, rejection or judgment from others? Is that why we always say “don’t judge me” as a disclaimer before we’re about to share some personal weakness or struggle? Why does vulnerability feel so scary?
I’m so happy to share part two of our relationship series on how to have winning relationships. Last week I shared about ’emotional bids’, the fundamental unit of how we seek out connection with others. (If you haven’t read Part One of the series you can check it out here.)
To refresh your memory, we talked about verbal bids(questions, invitations) and nonverbal bids for connection (hugs, gestures and facial expressions, smiles etc.) In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about how we respond to bids for connection. Because how we respond to others can serve to either help our relationships, or hurt them. Check out these three responses to bids.
So, it’s the month of February and many people have nothing but LOVE or relationships on their minds. But truth be told, forming AND maintaining healthy, thriving and emotionally meaningful relationships with others is not all roses. 🌹🥀 It requires strong social-emotional skills AND an unwavering commitment.
If you didn’t already know, you were divinely designed in the image of God. You have been divinely equipped with unique gifts, talents, strengths, and abilities to demonstrate God’s love and goodness in the world through good works of service. This makes you FULL of divine GREATNESS!!