I was at the dentist this morning. The dentist office is not my favorite place to visit, truth be told.
First time at this new dentist in Arizona.
The dental assistant asked me to sit down in the chair. I did. She then proceeded to say these words to me, "I am going to need to hire you." I cocked my head to the side and said, "What?" "Hire you", she repeated. I laughed and said, "Oh heavens, I have more jobs than I need, but thanks," thinking to myself: I don't care about being here one minute longer than I have to, much less work there! She cocked her head to the side, and said, "What?" I shook my head, clearly seeing we had a communication issue. "Let's start over" I said.
She smiled and pointed to the chair and said, "I need to hire you", but all of a sudden, the realization came to me that she meant to lift the chair up. She wanted to "higher" me. Wowee......
I really needed to seek first to understand before being understand. I admit I am just grateful I am not being drafted to work at the dentist office. At this point in life, I am just not certain I need another job.
For the rest of the dental appointment, I found myself humming "You raise me up......"
Just for today, seek first to understand. It will help, I assure you.