Listen

Look for an opportunity to listen to someone today, not only what they’re saying, but what they’re not. Someone feels like no one hears them, or they’re battling sadness. A person close to each of us, is facing something. 

Be there, first with your smile, second with your ears, and only if absolutely necessary with your viewpoint. Your smile first, because they’ll see you care. Your ears second, because by listening they’ll hear that you love them. An restrain from sharing your opinion, not because you have nothing to say, but to show them you have no agenda.

If they need your viewpoint, they’ll ask. An once they ask, they’ll listen. In helping people, you’ll find a kind face, and attentive ears, speak a lot louder than anything you’ll ever say.

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