“Sometimes it’s not strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.”
—Richard Paul Evans, contemporary American author
As a relatively new grandpa, I find it fascinating to watch my daughter, son-in-law, and wife interact with little Weston.
Although he is a very good-natured, happy little boy, he does get cranky, fussy, and a bit difficult to manage from time to time.
On most occasions, the trick that works is gently singing one or more of his favorite songs. Within seconds he calms down and begins to smile.
Where and with whom in your personal or professional life would a bit more gentleness crack some hard shells? What specific steps can and will you take to open others up to your influence?