Are You Listening?

~ Unknown

How true is this? Although I hate to admit it, sometimes it is true for me! What about you? Pay attention to your communications. How often do you find yourself concentrating on one or two statements made by the other person with whom you are speaking, and in your head, instead of listening, you are framing your response to those statements? While we are doing so, how can we listen? Although it may be difficult, let’s give the gift of listening to with whom we are speaking. Have a great weekend!

A Thought To Ponder

If you work a normal five day weekend, thank God it’s Friday. Have a safe and happy weekend.

Creative Writing Saturday

Life

Let me but live my life from year to year,

With forward face and unreluctant soul;

Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;

Not mourning for the things that disappear

In the dim past, nor holding back in fear

From what the future veils; but with a whole

And happy heart, that pays its toll

To Youth and Age, and travels on with cheer.

 

So let the way wind up the hill or down,

O’er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:

Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,

New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,

My heart will keep the courage of the quest,

And hope the road’s last turn will be the best. ~ Emily Dickinson

 

Quote Tuesday

“I used to extinguish under the weight of living. But one day I reached into my chest, dusted off my courage and asked myself, WHERE’S YOUR FIRE?”                     ~ D. Antoinette Foy