A friend of mine shared this with me. I found it to be so true I’m sharing it with you too …
A silhouette of a human being stands before you.
Perhaps a friend. Perhaps a lover. Perhaps a perfect stranger.
They need you to connect with them. They need you to share this moment.
They need you to…
Notice without critiquing.
Appreciate without comparing.
Listen without interruption.
Question without objection.
Challenge without mocking.
Consider without doubting.
Discuss without criticizing.
Smile without hesitation.
Give without expectation.
Comfort without lying.
Guide without misleading.
Forgive without resentment.
Rest without judgment.
They need you to be you – just the way you are.

And they need you to respect them – just the way they are.

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