Listening

If there is one major take away that I have learned lately is that there a lot of people who feel like they don’t have a voice. It is not for a lack of trying on their part, they cast their votes, they take to social media, they write on their blog … in all of this they do not feel heard.

So maybe the problem is not our voices, but that we have stopped listening to each other.

I find that people really want to share about their lives, about the important moments that shaped them, or something that recently happened that has caused them to reconsider a long held belief. People want an outlet to share their stories.

I know that this is not a brand new idea. I am not the first to point this out, but I do see people really struggling to find others to listen to them. Whether it is the frustrated dad who is trying really hard to be present with his family and pursue excellence in his career to the older widow who is worried that maybe she has already told her story to you a number of times, but would love to share.

When was the last time that you gave someone the gift of your listening ear? I believe that it is becoming a rare gift and you know it could make the perfect gift to give this Mother’s Day.

 


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