We can add to it

We are not responsible

for the happiness of other beings,

but we can add to it

with the sweet ingredient of care

given generously.


We are not accountable

for the decisions that people make

but we can give support

and listen with a silence

offered wholeheartedly.


We live in the tension

between not wishing attachment

to the needs of others

and wanting to connect

to see the other grow.