Her Name is Tender
Tender sees people more than the task and stops to say “Hello, How are You?” then she listens to their reply.
Accomplishment and I team up more frequently. We can get more done in one day than most people. We are a speed boat, and we tend to leave people dead in our wake.
Lately, I have heard Tender calling to me. I long for her company.
Accomplishment has left me lonely and frustrated.
Accomplishment is an addiction and must be fed too often.
There is a sense of purity with Tender, a kind of cleansing. I empty myself of my own burdens so that I can learn to partner with her. I try to remember to introduce Tender to my friends.
I look for Tender daily along with her sisters Mercy and Grace. Their words of kindness are quite, whispered into the soul of another. Like a bulb underground feeling the warm touch of the sun, Tender touches another and a new life quietly blossoms.
And the cycle of Tender begins again in the heart of another.