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Jim D.

If only I would listen

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My wife has been advising me on the technique in opening our stuck garage door. I struggle and use muscle to open it. She uses finesse. All she does is turn the door knob to the left and then to the right, and it opens with little or no effort at all. I tried her technique this morning and got the same results. I said to her, it reminded me of Tai Chi. She said she thought the same. It took me all summer and part of the Fall to try it her way. 

 

It would make our lives a lot easier if we paid attention to others who try to help us. 

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that post above is made by a female.

 

why do you you do that?

 

paying attention would be important in a marriage for sure

 

so is trust

 

glad you found a way to open that door

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On 17/10/2019 at 8:04 AM, Jim D. said:

 

It would make our lives a lot easier if we paid attention to others who try to help us. 

 

You got to open the door and your wife got something arguably even more precious: she got to be the one who showed you how to do it.  What a gift we give other people when we allow them to be our teachers.

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Yes, it was an important lesson learned about life and letting go. But you know, after about 5 or 6 turns of the door knob I loose patience and default back to using muscle to open the door. Doing it this way puts strain on the brain and arm. I will always be a limited (dahhh!) impatient human being.  Do you blame me, I gotta get through that door. Right?

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