Reacting vs Responding

If you go to the doctor and she is says, “good news, you’re responding to the medication”. That’s a good thing.
If you go to the doctor and she is says, “you’re reacting to the medication”. That’s not such a good thing.

Reacting is “me me me”. Responding is “we’re a team”.
Reacting is “this doesn’t work”. Responding is “what do you need?”.
Reacting is closed. Responding is open.
Reacting is rushed. Responding is patient.
Reacting is making excuses. Responding is apologising.
Reacting is seeking. Responding is giving.
Reacting is momentary. Responding doesn’t have a time-limit.

Never too late to respond.