Sayings - "It's not what you say, but how you say it."Anonymous.  This is a saying I've probably heard most of my life,  and it's such a true statement.  For some, words are powerful and they affect people differently.  Something as  simple as "How long can you stay?"  can make a person feel welcome, where as "When you leaving?" can make a  person feel unwelcome and on a time clock to end a visit...just remember to choose your words wisely...

 Tip - "You must learn to work with people you don't like..."  One of my Instructors at Brown Institute in Minnesota  made this statement on the first day of class on my journey to my TV/Radio Communication Certificate.  It didn't  carry much weight at the time, but later in life I got it.  You may never agree with everyone or everything in your  professional world, but you must be able to work well with others, which means sometimes putting your feelings  aside to get the job done.  Remember not to take critiques to heart.  A colleague's approach might differ from  yours, but the quest and the goal is the same...

 Care Giver Corner:

 I was my late husband's care giver for the last six years of  his life.  One of the most crucial things I learned was the  amount of dignity a person can lose when they come to  depend on someone else for practically everything.  I learned  early to ask my husband if he wanted assistance as opposed  to just taking over a task...  If the person asks for  assistance give it freely, if he or she doesn't ask, be patient and  offer if it appears he or she is having difficulty.  A little  consideration goes a long way...