I try really hard to treat people like I want to be treated. (yes, sometimes I fail. I do fail.) It took me a long time to see that I am included in that category. And I am still learning what that means. But today I actually heard myself tell someone close to me that she should be as kind to herself as she is to others. I don’t mean spa-day, although maybe. I mean being kind. being gentle with ourselves when we’re hurting. being patient. setting boundaries where others are concerned. and being careful to walk with people who constantly surprise us by doing the same thing.