Tag Archives: Respect

DARE. . . BUT BE INTELLIGENT ABOUT IT

Dare. But be intelligent about it. . . When faced with the likes of a proud and wounded elephant, best not to fight it, shout it, or blithely to ignore it’s there. Respect it, greet it, give it space, and … Continue reading

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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE OTHER

If you want to know what another person is about, listen and watch. Observe, observe, observe. Respect, respect, respect. And love. Love always first. And in your quest to know, of this or that acquaintance, stranger, kith or kin, or … Continue reading

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DON’T PUT THEM ON A PEDESTAL

Don’t put them on a pedestal– for when they fall, it will not spell, for them, downfall, but it may still, by you, be felt as your personal disaster. And while they may have a gift or two that you … Continue reading

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PRAYER TO BE THE GENTLE LAYER OF MY OPINION

Oh, God, please help me hold– and still hold forth– my strong opinions. . . in all humility. . . and with respect, and an attentive ear and heart to those who differ with me, with a sense of purpose, … Continue reading

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LIBERATED

Liberated from an unhappy marriage by the man who left. . . though it was against your voice, you found your way doing what you knew to do, young ones still there, to ground you, though you never tossed that … Continue reading

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