Qualities you most enjoy in yourself or others

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    Humor-- I have a friend that I can tell my worst day on earth to and he will find something funny in it and get me laughing about it.

    Inteliigence--How would you like to have the situation in Sri Lanka analyzed by a journalist who is world traveled? I have a friend like that.

    Warmth--My friend Radha will sit there with her arms wide open and tears of compassion will fall as you tell her about something sad that you noticed happening that day. She is like the sun.

    Someone who has a song for every occasion, (that would be me), and who can make children laugh with delight.

    Irreverence-- someone who can take the most serious topic and poke a playful hole in it.

    Equanimity--seeing a man extend the same kind regard to every living creature he meets with no exceptions and no favorites.

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    Insanity. I love working with the mentally ill. They are naked souls. They are what we all are, but pretend that we are not.
     
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    I love you for saying that, Sunshine. May all naked souls find happiness and peace, and may the rest of us learn to be humble and kind to one another.
     
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    Thoughtfulness--my wife has this in abundance.
     
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    It's like that old Fogelberg song Netherlands: 'between the worlds of men and make believe.' Most people only know what they have seen in the movies. Movies which were made to be entertaining. They never really know the 'in between' world of the mentally ill. When I was young my family sheltered me and I knew it. I was determined to learn what was REAL in the world. That is why I have worked in such hell holes. And even those have to be good in this day and age compared to ages past. It is no wonder people insist on believing there is something better 'on the other side.'
     
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    Both my parents were seriously mentally ill. The good news is that seeming misfortune opened my heart and I've devoted most of my career toward helping others and healing myself.

    The people who have walked through the furnace of life and survived are my heroes.

    I also love Dan Fogelberg
     
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    Humility, kindness, mercy, forgiveness. Working on it.
     
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    I like a person that is so comfortable in his or her own skin, that they can be quietly peaceful around you. I like a person that can sit with me and just be.
     
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    Irreverence. I like that complete disrespect for everything.
     
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    Insignificance - I have plenty of it!
     
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