Bangkok, Thailand

December 6, 2015

Never Say...

In the second of the three weeks of flashbacks, celebrating a year’s writing and adventures, I’ve got two more stories from Thailand.

They’re about things I try never to say any more. The first? Never Say Sorry.

Yep. Never Say Sorry. This insight, along with Never Say Best, cracked my world open, giving me new ways of communicating with people that were about empathy and connection, instead of my ego.

Of all the things I’ve learned in the past year, these are two of my favorites.

Never Say Sorry I was walking down the street in Bangkok, ducking out of a small alleyway, when clear as day, it hit me exactly what a terrible thing I was doing when I said I’m Sorry. Read: http://inkandfeet.com/never-say-sorry

Never Say Best I told my favorite cook in Phuket that her food was the best in the island. She was horrified. A few weeks later, I finally pieced together why - and she was right. Read: http://inkandfeet.com/never-say-best

Hope you’re continuing to enjoy the flashbacks! Just so you know - you’re not missing any big adventures while I’m sending these. I’m actually spending some time with my sister and nieces this week, in my yearly swing through the United States to visit family and friends.

Rest assured, the adventures (next up: Spain, Rwanda, Vietnam and more, oh my!) will continue. :)

Have a wonderful week!

-Steven

p.s. The best thing I saw all week was this story about Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and the bets he made that almost made both of them fail.

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