We just had a birth in our family. My nephew and his wife had a baby boy March 22. I had a conversation with my nephew a couple weeks before the baby was born. He had the wisdom and courtesy to call all of his future appointments to let them know if
he did not show up to a meeting it was because his wife went into labor and he couldn’t call. And knowing him, he had his assistannt follow-up on the day his wife actually did go into labor.
For me that is valuing ourselves and others.
Keeping agreements is one of the best ways I know to value myself and others. It also keeps my energy clear, my enthusiasm alive, my self esteem high and peace in my heart. And when I can't keep an agreement I can still keep all the benefits by simply renegotiating. The first moment I know I won't make an agreed on timeline, or scheduled event, I simply call and renegotiate.
I seem to be on a roll on this subject. Maybe I need to look at my agreements with myself.