Getting what we want

| August 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good morning!

An awesome story happened this week which is a great example of one of the bullets in the book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People”.

My grand daughter has had volley ball practice every morning from 6:00 to 9:00 this last week. She made the JV volley ball team and is very excited about it. One of her good friends has been staying with us so she could have a ride to rehearsals as well. The two of them have been very well behaved so it was not a big deal to have an extra around.

One morning after bringing the girls home, my grand daughter demanded, “Granny make us some french toast this morning.”

“I do not have the bread you would like,” I replied.

“Mom does, I will go get it.” she answered.

Adrienne’s mother lives across the street right now so she goes back and forth. It works out well because her mother now is a big part of her life. Adrienne retrieved the bread then took off back to her mother’s.  Well, she did not stick around so I was not going to fix breakfast.

An hour passed, she and her girl friend came back and said, “Where is the french toast?”

I replied, “You took off. I did not want to make it if you were not here.”

“Well, we are here now, will you make it.” she said.

“I would love to make it if you come in and help out.” I answered.

“What, I do not feel like cooking. I don’t know how to make french toast.” she retorted.

“It is easy to do.I don’t feel like cooking any more either. If you want it bad enough then you will help me out.” I said.

“Then I do not want any,” She said, “I will just go heat up a hot pocket.”

All of this time her friend did not venture any comments. I do not know what she was thinking, but they went without french toast that day. I was not happy with the attitude my grand daughter was displaying.

That night one more girl spent the night so she could attend practice with the other two girls. She is also a good girl and not a problem. They went to sleep pretty good and were not bad getting up in the morning.

On the way home from practice that morning, one of Adrienne’s friends asked, “Granny, will you help us make french toast for breakfast this morning?”

“Of course, I would love to help you. Thank you for being so polite in asking for help.” I praised her.

That morning Adrienne’s two friends came in and helped me make french toast. They stayed and helped clean up after wards as well. Adrienne chose to eat her cold noodles from the night before. I was proud of her friends for being so courteous and praised them for being good examples.  They understood how to obtain something they wanted by asking for help and not demanding to be waited on.

Remember to always be kind with others and they will be kind and helpful back.

Have a great day.

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