Relationships — of all kinds — are like sand held in your hand. (Kahlil Jamison, leadership consultant)
She says: “Held loosely, with an open hand the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.” Treasure your relationships.
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:3)