We must not lose the wonder of it all. The amazement. The significance.
To be invited into someone's life, to give our opinion, counsel, advice, guidance, wisdom, correction, encouragement, or insight - it is an HONOR.
To be trusted. To be sought out. To be heard. This is SERIOUS BUSINESS!
There are plenty of people who have more experience, education, and expertise than we do, yet, people still come to us. This is a PRIVILEGE. And we must remember, we are not owed this privilege, we are gifted this privileged.
We must cherish the gift. Steward the gift. Maximize the gift.
Being a voice in someone's life is not our right. It's our responsibility.