An expectation can be misunderstood,

and, after the fact,

it feels like an undue demand.

Incomplete communication…

can become a blustery exchange –

clueless cross words.

The root of the problem

is oftentimes a false notion

from an incomplete conversation.

To listen after speaking

is important for being heard clearly,

and makes for proper reacting.

Talking simply the simple talk…

promotes cordial responses –

careful come backs

The last word spoken is rarely the final word,

confusion ensues

without complete explanation

The final word declared is never the last word,

delusion follows

with unforeseen inferences

Avoid conditional demands

and, during the act,

it feels like a joyful expectation.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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