Archive | April 2017

Kindred spirits

Kindred spirits
Those who understand you
Respect you
Love you
And support you

Feeling understood
Makes all the difference in the world
Someone says I see you
I hear you

The desire to be seen and heard
Is common to all of us
I think that’s what it means to be loved

That’s why a good friend is a good listener
That’s why a good friend does not judge
That’s why a good friend accepts you the way you are

I see you
I hear you
I respect you
These are the things that mean I love you
April 17th, 2017

Agency

Why don’t you do things this way?
Why don’t you wear that?
Why do you take life so hard?
Smile and relax!

We have a lot of advice for everyone else
It seems
And some of it comes from a place of
Compassion too
But to accept someone as he or she is
That is love that’s mature

It says you don’t need to change to please me
Or anyone else
You need not improve to be acceptable
You are loved as you are
I respect your choices in life

The respect others’ choices
Especially those we don’t agree with
Is not easy

But when we do
We are sending them the message
That they have agency in their life
Their decision counts
And they are free to choose their path in life

April 2017