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    I'm embarrassed to say that I got the idea for this thread in church this morning. The sermon was about looking for the light in others, even (especially!) the others we clash with. The people who get us the most riled up probably have some very admirable qualities, too. Their admirable qualities might even be related to what riles us up (their passion, focus, logic, etc). I tell my children that people's best qualities are the flip-sides of their flaws, so often turning what you perceive to be a flaw over on its head can help you find the good in someone. This thread is for acknowledging those things about the people with whom we have clashed.

    Guidelines: though it's okay to acknowledge past clashes, please leave out passive aggression and backhanded compliments. If you don't have anything straightforward and positive to say, say it somewhere else or not at all. If oblique insults end up in here they'll be removed. Big sister is watching you.
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    EnFpFer: I admire your passion and your love for your kids and all kids. I admire that you're committed to respecting them as fully human and are willing to speak what's on your heart to encourage others to do the same.

    aprodite_gone_awry: I appreciate the work you do helping women bring babies into the world peacefully and positively. I couldn't have had the beautiful birthing experiences I've had without midwives to help me. And I like your impish spirit.

    Glad you two are on the forum, sincerely. That we clash does not mean we can't also recognize the good in each other.
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    Jennifer- I respect you enough to challenge you and I greatly appreciate it when you challenge me. I have so much affection for you. I also admire your ability to reach out to people emotionally, a trait I don't so much share. Hence this thread.
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    Ivy-You've got an an amazing presence; an energy about you that's strong and definite. I admire that about you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    EnFpFer: I admire your passion and your love for your kids and all kids. I admire that you're committed to respecting them as fully human and are willing to speak what's on your heart to encourage others to do the same.
    I appreciate that.
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    Well Ivy, we've clashed before too and despite our different perspectives, on a more personal level we seem to see more eye to eye. I always enjoyed our private discussions on different matters and I proudly say you're a good woman.

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    *draws a blank*
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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    Peg... We've disagreed on religious perspectives from time to time, but I hold you in high regard and take your posts seriously. You think well. And while I tend to recall concepts better than details even after I've read them (my mind automatically conceptualizes things), I've always appreciated your ability to pull up actual detailed source to explain your thinking and I've learned new things from your posts/references. It might sound like a weird compliment, but I take your ideas on an issue seriously.
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    visaisahero:

    You've got issues, man. Delusions of grandeur aside, you're really intelligent, charming, handsome, not to mention witty and an absolute hit with the ladies! You're a cool guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Peg... We've disagreed on religious perspectives from time to time, but I hold you in high regard and take your posts seriously. You think well. And while I tend to recall concepts better than details even after I've read them (my mind automatically conceptualizes things), I've always appreciated your ability to pull up actual detailed source to explain your thinking and I've learned new things from your posts/references. It might sound like a weird compliment, but I take your ideas on an issue seriously.
    I have respect for you as well.

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    I had such high hopes for this thread.

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