Thank You for Helping, but Enough is Enough
by Dwayne Phillips
Kind, caring, helping persons tend to keep going to be more kind, caring, and helpful. Delete the last part.
I have met many kind, caring, and helpful persons, who love others. They speak and write and teach in all forms to convey helpful information. They want to be helpful, to ensure others are okay.
The desire to help overflows and adds onto each sentence and statement and speech and lesson and … please, enough is enough. Stop.
Note the three sentences in the first paragraph. They each have an extra phrase at the end to ensure the reader “gets the point.” [who love others, to convey helpful information, to ensure others are okay] The third sentence of the first paragraph is an extra sentence, just to be sure everyone “gets it.”
Enough is enough. The extra phrases, the extra sentences, the extra PPT slides, the extra stories in the speech… We know you are kind, caring, and helpful. We heard what you said the first time. We understand the first part of the sentence. There is no need to repeat, again. (ooops, I did it, again)
Be brief while being helpful. Give, give, and give, and don’t forget to give a few moments of time back to those receiving your caring, kindness, and help. Pause. Breathe. Stop. Thank you.