Now ten years later, I make that mistake less. It's not that I've become such a better person. It's that I've slowed my responses. I've changed some of my habits. I try to do one thing at a time. I've learned my manners all over again. Saying, please and thank you, has an affect on how I feel about myself and the person I talk to.
I listen now. I listen. I've learned that magic happens when I listen. That people show me, tell me wonderful things about themselves. It's as if they wait for someone who values what they say and then, they bring out their gifts and give them freely.
I look at my coffee cup. I used to think it was tool. Now I know it holds what I decide -- a magic sweet as life.
--me strauss Letting me be