THE POWER THANK YOU AND POWER APOLOGY
Benefit: Move a person from “doing” to “glad they did” and “continuing to do” by using the Power Thank You, or from resistance to listening with the Power Apology.
Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation.
—DALE DAUTEN, NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
I’ve learned more about life from my children than I ever did from my psychiatry training—especially when it comes to touching other people’s hearts and minds.
For instance, I learned from my daughter Lauren that a single gesture can warm another person’s heart for years. In her case, the gesture was a note she e-mailed me when she was 23 years old. It says:
Hi Dad, Last night I was walking around Manhattan as I often do with my friends talking about how confused we felt ...