right thing to say

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A Little Happier: How Do You Write a Letter of Recommendation for Someone You Can’t Honestly Recommend?
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: How Do You Write a Letter of Recommendation for Someone You Can’t Honestly Recommend?

When he was asked to write an informational letter about a difficult boss, my friend found an elegant way to be helpful, truthful, and prudent.
A Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Says, “Whom Do You Love More?”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say When Someone Says, “Whom Do You Love More?”

One of my favorite parenting books, Faber and Mazlish’s “Siblings Without Rivalry,” explains the right thing to say to a child (or anyone) who asks, “Whom do you love more?”
Podcast 246: Have Your Words Ready, an Email Hack, and a Conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game”
Podcast 246

Podcast 246: Have Your Words Ready, an Email Hack, and a Conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game”

When facing a tough situation, have your words ready; a hack related to email subject lines; and a conversation with Simon Sinek about “The Infinite Game.”
A Little Happier: On “Game of Thrones,” Tywin Lannister Has the Right Thing to Say in a Difficult Situation.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: On “Game of Thrones,” Tywin Lannister Has the Right Thing to Say in a Difficult Situation.

I’m always looking for good examples of people finding the right words, and I was very struck by this example from a crucial scene from the TV show “Game of Thrones.”
A Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say to Someone Who Has Big Hopes.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: The Right Thing to Say to Someone Who Has Big Hopes.

I remind myself, and other writers, “There are many ways for a book to succeed.” And many ways for a vacation to succeed, or a college student to succeed. It’s a comforting thought, because it’s true.
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