When we remember that the people we stumble into on a day to day basis are all just works-in-progress, it gives us permission to be more patient, more compassionate and more loving.
Not unlike ourselves, they’re trying to pilot the plane while they build it. They’re learning as they go. Failing more often than succeeding. And, at times, finding themselves seriously close to giving up.
If we have one single responsibility as humans, it’s to love (or at the very least respect) one another for whom we are working to become. We must learn to love each other’s work-in-progress.
By Cole Schafer.
P.S. One day these one-minute writings will be a big book called “One Minute, Please.” Can I let you know when that day comes? You can say yes, here.