… is being forgiving of yourself and those around you.
… is listening, then listening some more, then responding.
… is giving someone the benefit of the doubt.
… is understanding that everyone is doing the best they can.
… is reaching out even when it feels hard.
… is letting go when you aren’t able to give someone what they need.
… is letting go when you deserve something that someone isn’t able to give.
… is giving someone the chance to be accountable for their own actions
… is respecting your boundaries and those of others
… takes effort sometimes but gets easier the more you show it.
… is being clear with those around you and not holding silent expectations.
… is sometimes just being there to hold space with someone.
… is not ignoring someone.
… is understanding the whole of someone and the experiences that make up who they are.
… is finding the way forward so everyone benefits.
… is taking a pause before responding, and then reframing your response as a way for you to learn something.
… is letting go of the past in order to be in the present.
… is at the heart of every relationship that you will ever have.