Sep 7, 2010

Respectful living

"When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us," Arapaho saying.

This seems to be true whether one is talking about nature, one's garden, relationships, oneself, work environments. It has certainly been true for me in caregiving. The more respectful I make our environment, the more Dwane responds positively. Harmony, peace, respect, ease, fun. These are all things worth making a priority in one's living situation; and the dividends pay off. People treat us better, things go more smoothly, there is more harmony. It is worth considering how we want to be treated, and then treat all other people and situations as we want to be treated.

We are off on a road trip. Any time away from the structure and predictability of our home is harder. Dwane responds to the consistency here, and has more anxiety when we travel. My intention for this trip is for fun, safety, relaxation, ease.

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