Listen with curiosity, speak with candor, and act with integrity. Listening and curiosity allow relationships to thrive. Speaking your truth allows people to be honest with themselves and with you, and acting with integrity keeps relationships on a high standard. Relationships need curiosity to grow, candor to deepen, and integrity to continue.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau
My wife has 50 people who think she is their best friend because she is focused on them and what they say that makes them believe that she cares about them.....
Because she does!
(I hit the jackpot)
joj, it's a mixed blessing to feel that your wife deserve better then youself.
But mostly its a blessing.
The way that you described your wife was extraordinarily powerful.
I'm in the same boat with you joj.
The best thing that I ever did was marry Deb.