To build relationships, we need time, activity, trust and something in common.
No! He does not say "green eggs and ham" here but something far deeper. The grouchy says " I do not like that Sam-I-am."
He begins the relationship in hostility and aggression and negativity. Yet Sam builds on this, like a master teacher, with near countless adventures that pique his interest, stimulate his curiosity and teach him to trust.
At the beginning, they are not too friendly, but by the end their relationship is solid.
Relationships take time AND action to develop.
The intensity increases till The Grouch can finally trust.
SAM, LIKE ALL OF US SHOULD BE DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL IN OUR PURSUIT OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE UNDER OUR CARE, EVEN IF THEY REJECT US OR OUR MESSAGE!
Thanks Dr Seuss!