It’s been a long time now
since we had our Rotary student, Kivilcim, who lived with us for six months. Our own daughter, Mandy, was also in Rotary, but in Sweden at the time.
Kivil was bubbly like a songbird from the moment she alighted at the airport. She was full of energy, and shared many a Turkish song.
While visiting, drinking coffee, and having dessert together, she said the saying in Turkey was to “Eat Sweet, and Talk Sweet”. It reflects their desire to talk about nice, joyful things in their lives but can not do as such unless they are eating sweets!
This seems to me a solid idea on how to get through life; eating sweets and talking sweet, delicious eh? I am motivated right now!
I am reminded again about language, words, and their effect.
Since communication is not optional and but how we communicate is, it is then up to us to decide.
We can be sweet, and we can be gentle or alternatively we can be blunt and bully. All in how we choose our words and how we say them. Either will be heard and remembered.
How do we want to be remembered?
The seems a perfect segue to invite you to visit Frances Kakugawa’s blog to read her post named Eh Auntie: The Aloha Spirit. I read a couple posts, and now feel compelled to share this treasure of a blog. (Thanks for the link DawnSeeker ♥ )
Below here is the opening paragraph to encourage you to visit.
If ever you’ve been called old or elderly by the young, there is something precious awaiting you in Hawaii. If you’re lucky, a young local man or woman will address you as “Eh, Auntie.” To be called “Eh, Auntie” takes a lifetime of processing to truly understand its underlying gift.
I appreciate you visiting here, and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Today it is cloudy and the wind is from the south, I am going to think that’s a good omen as it has been from the north for awhile. Spring is coming. – Dave