My thoughts tonight…
It’s so easy to only listen to someone long enough to want to answer and talk about what you want to talk about.
My goal from today forward is to listen to listen and really value what others are saying. To listen to their heart and what matters to them.
How often do you really feel like you have been listened to and that what you have is say is valued. That is a skill to be able to make someone else feel like they have been listened too and cared for.
Raising 4 children 2 teens and 2 middle schoolers in this day and age, is a challenge. They are faced with so much more ” yuck” in their day to day lives. With the addition of the internet and social media and the impact of the vastness of that is crazy. To listen to each of them and let them know how important each of them is as a person and not as the somewhat fake world we live,online.
When I was young, if I met someone that was not from close to home, I probably never saw that person again … not so anymore … we can be connected so quickly and in a private way. So many young people are online communicating with others on a day to day basis and yet if they actually see that person somewhere, the two people don’t talk to each other. But they will txt, snap… each other. It’s a totally different way to know someone and it doesn’t teach how to build a relationship of any kind with people in person.
So if you take nothing else away from what I say , keep in mind …It’s important to listen to those around you and let them know you value them… as a person… in real life and NOT just online.
Finally, LISTEN to show love and kindness… it’s so important for our next generations coming behind us. Value people and all that they contribute to the lives we live.