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Relationships


RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships - of all kinds - are like sand held in your hand.
Held loosely with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.

The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on,
the sand trickles through your fingers.
You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled.

A relationship is like that.
Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person,
it is likely to remain intact.
But hold too tightly, too possessively,
and the relationship slips away and is lost.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


RECIPE FOR FOREVER

Gather all of the ingredients together, So that they are close at hand!

Get a clean cloth and wipe the bowl clean of any lingering *dust* from the past.

Take MATURITY, RESPECT, and FRIENDSHIP, and stir gently.

Add unlimited amounts of COMPASSION and KINDNESS, And mix well.

To this, add CARING by the handfuls, and fold in TRUST.

Continue stirring gently, adding LISTENING, HONESTY, and large amounts of COMMUNICATION.

Slip in some DREAMS, GOALS, And firm pieces of KEEPING PROMISES.

Bake in a home filled with PEACE, BEAUTY, and SERENITY.

Before you taste the finished product, sprinkle liberally with PATIENCE, LOVE, and a touch of SPICE.

Serve very hot, with IMAGINATION on the side.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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