How do you build healthy relationships? Trust. Respect. Understanding.
From the moment you were born, you looked for the loving arms of your mother. Luckily for me, I was there too. I was amazed that after all you had just been through, all you wanted to do was to stare into our eyes. I cried.
I want you to remember that each time you meet a new person, they'll be measuring you up. They'll be trying to decide if you are a person they can trust. If you don't earn their trust, you'll never get the opportunity to earn their respect. If you don't earn their respect, they'll never really get the chance to understand you. And that is the ultimate goal - to be understood. When words aren't even necessary. They just "get" you.