Readers sent these questions about Everyone Is Doing The Best They Can: You say everyone is doing the best they can, but wait — what if someone is being mean to me, is treating me disrespectfully? What if my son-in-law is cheating on my daughter? What if my brother is mean to his dog? What if other people’s best is just not good enough?

What, you asked me, do I say to that?

Well, there’s way more to say to that than I can fit into this newsletter. Disturbing people bring great gifts. You’ll have to read my book! By the way, before I go further on the path to publication, I could use a few readers to read the manuscript and tell me what you think. Let me know if you’re interested.

But one thing I can say for sure: do the best you can. Live your life to the best of your ability. Don’t do to anyone else what you wouldn’t want done to you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Have faith — faith in yourself, in your ability to live your life to the best of your ability. Have confidence in yourself and have curiosity about life. Practice appreciation.

Let that be the context within which you interact with those others.

And let me know.