Honestly, I pride myself on being a good listener. I really try to stay in tune with the people around me, but spending the last 4 days on vocal rest (YEP, I was the mute girl with a notepad 😑), I’ve really observed myself and the people around me.
The thing is, we are all DYING to be heard. Every single one of us.
The greatest gift you can give someone is to see them. To hear them. To truly acknowledge that you’re right there with them. Yet, ever notice how often we talk over each other? How many times we respond to someone’s problem with one of our own? Or how often we reach out when we need something rather than in anticipation of someone else’s needs?
2017 is the year of being present…and that means talking less and listening more. Tuning into life…to the people around us, to ourselves and our own needs, our surroundings… Tune. The f*ck. In.