Feb 3/16 is Listening

Elk at Meadowbrook 2-3-16 by Marion

Ever since I saw Greg Louganis last week, I keep remembering his closing statement. It was a Maya Angelou quote that I’ve heard before, but this time it’s sticking with me. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I’ve been more tuned in to others, especially when it comes to listening. Being a task oriented person, I often get the nugget out of a conversation and get to work. I’m always searching for the point. But now I see sharing as the point. And people are sharing with me more.

This morning my husband made my day when he sent me the above photo that he took at a nearby field from the bus on his way to work in the city. He doesn’t do things like that often. He took the time to share with me, and it felt great!

Do you have a story of something someone did lately that made you feel good, or some way you made someone else feel special? Put it in comments, or share a link to your post. We’d like to share the moment with you.

This year I’m naming each day – looking for the unique character to appreciate. Today is: Listening

 

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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2 Responses to Feb 3/16 is Listening

  1. Some animals just have such a herd mentality!

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