Partnerships and relationships are funny beasts whether financial or mutual – they start out with a code of ethics and behavior, and over time there is always a need for re-convening, negotiations for common minds and ground. I guess relationships operate much like partnerships however, they must continue to evolve with the give and take and sharing of companionship and mutual respect for each other. In building a relationship that becomes entwined with friendship and common interests as well as mutual respect for each other, a remarkable and almost magical feeling grows when something mutual evolves and love just happens. Friendship and love are two of the greatest gifts that are part of what makes us human. Both entities just grow sometimes unaware of how they develop, but over time words can become quite entangled. Emotions take over somewhat from the logical mind and sometimes words can be misconstrued as one tries to overcome feelings of insecurity that pervades logical and sensible thoughts. That’s where communication and understanding must be part of the whole mechanism of building a sound relationship through friendship. There must be that common thread of knowledge and understanding for a person to try to work through moments of frustration and the use of ill words. I for one know how easy it is to say the opposite of what I meant without any logical reasoning and I can just chastise myself for such a silly choice of words, while not even knowing why I said something to that effect. Words just in themselves can spin thoughts into realities and realms that progress us forward in the business world to success or our words can express disaster in business, and in every day interactions. One must remember how words can build on what we know and become the realities that we exist in. In building upon what I know I try to go forward with an open mind, receptive to change, positive thinking, and I trudge forward in hopes that my thoughts, stories and illustrations will someday be published to inspire others.
© Helen Holden Gladsky 2010