Saturday, August 15, 2020

Making Things a Win-Win

 I watched the news the other day and they showed how many Americans don't want to wear masks.  While masks may not be comfortable to wear, we are in the middle of a pandemic and that is one thing we can do to show others that we care about them.  When you wear a mask, you wear it for others.  When they wear a mask, they do it for you.  In other words, it isn't all about you.  It is about showing respect and caring for those around you.  I want to do my part to help others.

This post is not about masks though, but it got me thinking.  When our company came, one of the people told their kids that they can divide but the other person gets to choose first.  That is a win-win.  I thought of other win-win situations in my life.  For example, when we go out to eat, we usually share a meal.  We found that is it nicer to go out twice as much and split a meal instead of just get our own each time and go out less frequently.  But, we have different preferences.  So, the solution has been to take turns choosing what we eat.  We may not like a choice one time, but the next time we get to choose and they may not like our choice!  We also have different preferences with our garden produce.  I prefer to eat raspberries that look nice, but my husband is fine eating raspberries that aren't as nice.  So, we respect each other's preferences and both do what we want to do.  When talking to someone else, they shared that when they watch movies, one chooses three movies they are interested in.  The other choose which of those three they will watch.  Another thing they do when they go out is to split a pizza and the one who doesn't like olives or mushrooms just takes it off or they order a half and half pizza.  

I guess the point I am trying to make, is that working together is important.  Taking turns or finding ways to make it a win-win is something we should all strive to do.  

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