The single greatest "people skill" is a highly developed & authentic interest in the *other* person.
Self-respect is where every other kind of respect comes from. Respect from others is a reflection, not the source.
Hi All. Thank you for your concern. Your thoughts and prayers were very strengthening to me. Please know how much you are appreciated! I stayed with my Folks last night. All is well here. I'm heading home in just a bit to see if there's any damage. According to the news, my neighborhood got some of the brunt of it, but we'll see. I'm feeling very fortunate, regardless. My thoughts and prayers for the safety of everyone north of us. Again, many thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words!