Our words can mean everything or mean nothing. The receiver determines the weight and validity of what is said. Each interaction is another opportunity to tip the scales for our words to be highly valued.
Cultivating our relationships must have the same attention of our 401K. If wise investments are made, the money can fade, but the relationships remain. Rarely does someone want stacks of cash surrounding the deathbed, but friends, family, and co-workers are highly prized.
Let's not assume we know best, but humbly come and ask;
What do you need from me and how can I serve you?