Building good relationships

Doesn't happen in a day.

Like construction of a house

With mortar, brick and clay.


First, you find location

Where firm foundation stands.

Choose rock or grass with solid ground

Not pits of shifting sands.

Both must lay the ground work

Made of boxes filled with trust.

If either places hollow ones

The building's sure to bust.


It doen't matter what is placed

On top of both of these.

If location and foundation's firm,

The rest will be a breeze.


©Lynnette Schuepbach, August 26, 1992