Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.

I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

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  1. Christin Jones January 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    I sooo needed to hear that…it is so true. Love your hair by the way, it has been a while since I have seen it that long.

    • kari January 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

      Thanks. I decided to grow it out and change things up a bit =) Praying for you and your fam as you make this transition.

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