We now have all these gadgets that keep us moving along. E-mail, texting, Facebook, etc, etc.
It’s all about being in contact 24/7. But sometimes when we get an email or text we get confused and frustrated. We don’t understand why the text was sent or what the senders are even trying to say.
Miscommunication happens all the time. Have you ever sent a text and out it went and oops, “I didn’t mean that”? But it’s gone out to the world. So much of our intent is lost with our gadget messaging.
So here are some ideas for manners on our devices. These are great ideas that you should take to heart before during and after you text, email, pin or whatever you do on your devices.
- Wait 24 hours
I know, I know you want to send something right back and fast. But try this, wait a day to think through your response.
This is especially important if there is a relationship involved. Wait think things through make sure you won’t regret your words the next day.
Remember texts and emails have a life of their own. They could come back to haunt you.
Adapted from Tracey Bianchi, Christ Church of Oak Brooks, Ill.
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