Be all that you can be, at the very least be there, engaged.
Ready to listen first, then to understand. Ready to listen first, so to become aware. Ready to listen first, then to be empathetic.
Lastly we speak, then act in the best interest of the other person. We put our own self last in service and love to those around us.
We say, ‘I respect you, I welcome your opinion, your knowledge, your concern regarding this issue. Let me seek first to understand you, then to be understood through your eyes. My reflection is transparent, clear, honest, and focused as I take off my mask and allow you in.’