expectation

You must not expect anything from others; It’s you, of yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything and anything. This way it’s up to you – your own choices – what you get from others remains a present, a gift.     Albert Schweitzer

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a prayer

An Irish Prayer

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

giving

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ” Henry Ward Beecher

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16

Understanding

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”   Ralph G.Nichols

The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.       Proverbs 20:5