Thursday, May 9, 2013

Meditation for Today

"If you have some respect for people as they are,
you can be more effective in helping them 
become better than they are."  -- John W. Gardner

I have a difficult neighbor who had a drinking problem and never got help for it.  He seems sad, lonely, and judgmental.  A widower, his wife died in child birth 40 years ago.  I can separate the person from the illness.  "Hurt people hurt."  I can still feel some respect for him, even though I choose not to interact with him.

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