Blessed are you who take the time
To listen to difficult speech,
For you help me to know that
If I preserve, I will be understood.
Blessed are you who never bid me
To “hurry up”
Or take my tasks from me
And do them for me
For I often need time rather than help.
Blessed are you who stand beside me as
I enter new and untried ventures,
For my failures will be outweighed
By the times I surprise myself and you.
Blessed are you who ask for my help,
For my greatest need is to be needed.
Blessed are you who understand that
It is difficult for me to put my thoughts
Bless are you who never remind me
That today I asked the same question
Blessed are you who respect me,
And love me just the way I am.