Old Wisdom for a New World
When dry cracked skin itches, it should not be scratched but soothed with moisturizing lotion.
The same goes for itchy, irritated people. Soothe them with the lotion of acceptance.
Otherwise there will be a wound.
Wonderful, Vera, and so true! It's all a matter of trying, if even for a moment, to walk in the other person's shoes. It was some wise French author who said something like, "To understand everything is to forgive everything." (Sorry if I have that wrong, but that is the idea.) It's hard to stay angry over someone's prickliness or impatience once you understand the causes of that behavior.
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