Friday, August 5, 2011
A long time ago, a friend said something to me that was very profound. He said, "Jim, I give you my word that for as long as I live I'll be there for you. Regardless of what you need, no matter how small or large, I will do it. There are only two qualifications: It has got to be something I can do, and it has got to be good for you for me to do it." Do you know something? If someone is your friend or loved one, you can say that to them. But don't forget the two provisos. There are some things people need that we cannot do. We do not have the personal resources. And sometimes we are able to do things that would not be good for them for us to do. It is a wrong thing to practice co-dependent behavior.