An Appropriate Standard

Our relationships do not have to be perfect. 

They simply need to be appropriate. 

Our relationships need to have the appropriate amount of compassion, generosity, and graciousness. 

They also need the appropriate distance and boundaries. 

This is simple, but it is certainly not easy. 

Each relationship is different, requiring its own unique combination of characteristics. 

And, relationships are fluid. 

They are constantly changing. 

We must change along with them. 

It is all too easy to over or undershoot with our efforts. 

Finding the right balance within each relationship is quite difficult, especially as our relationships overlap and interconnect with one another. 

Striving for perfection will drive us mad. 

It is far easier and more achievable to strive for appropriateness. 

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