When you shower others with care and praise, your efforts may not be reciprocated. Often they are not. Love and care anyway. Expect the best from yourself and others. But also extend mercy when necessary. You are not perfect, and your neighbor, too, is not perfect. Many stay within the wounds of life. Focus on Me so that the wounds may heal properly and quickly. Abuse is not to be tolerated. Keep yourself within life-supporting situations. Remove yourself if needed, for I did not intend for you to suffer in this way. Know that you are capable of all that I lead you to do. This belief will transform your life.