Each encounter I have with another human being is filled with possibilities. Too often I make the mistake of assuming I know how my friend will respond to my initiative, based on history. Holding out for something new is a gift we can give others. Wipe the slate clean, declare your intent, and give your gift. Pray it is accepted and pray you have the grace to keep on giving, to keep on believing in the possibility of something new, even if your gift is denied. No gift is every really wasted. Each attempt to love, to create, helps us become all that we can be.