Which Would You Rather Break?

At the shopping center…

Mother and daughter, of about 4 years old, were deciding which vase to bring home.

Finally, they picked one, which, according to the child, “Oh! This one, please, Mom? Daddy will be happy to see this. It’s blue, it’s his favorite color and simple like what he always says.”

The Mom agreed. Cheerfully and quite excitedly, the child hopped on over to her Dad, who was standing not too far away. Mommy was of course the one holding the vase.

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Why are you playing with it??!!! This breaks so easily,” remarked her dad immediately upon seeing them. Quite irked, judging from the tone of his voice, his snappy movement and facial expression. He then grabbed the vase from the Mom’s obviously careful and gentle handling, and I guess he returned it to the shelf, for he went back without it.

The child, was almost in tears.

Her heart, broken.

Now, which would you rather break?

About Coach Emile Therese

Emile Therese is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Head of People & Culture. She is an alumna of the University of Philippines in Diliman, Psychology major. She is happily married and they are blessed with an amazing daughter. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified HR Professional and a Certified Practitioner of the DISC Assessment of Profiles International Inc. She believes that employee engagement rests on the pillars of basic human needs, powered by strengths and encouraged by leaders. All together these form the imperatives of employee engagement - Engagement Imperative.

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