Explore the value of Listening
Here are some inspiring stories about listening.
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HUSBAND VERSION 2015 My wife goes to her mom's place during our kids school vacation. We were having a cordial chat on the evening before their departure. We talked in general about her plans during the vacation. Midway into our conversation I casually asked, "See we will be completing 6 years of our marriage this month. If you have...
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AS LONG AS MABLE'S ABLE When I was seventeen my grandfather had a stroke. My grandmother stayed by his side at the hospital after his stroke until he passed on. Having seen him in such a difficult condition for the two weeks prior to his death, my grandmother always said that she hoped that she wouldn't die of a stroke. She lived...
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SHARING IS CARING So working at camp has taught me so many, many things—especially working at a camp for kids coming from low-income families and neighborhoods. One thing it has taught me is that these kids are not short of kindness and happiness, they just show it differently. Along with other counselors, I was setting up...
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We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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LISTENING QUOTATIONS
20170323 thursday quote
“Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.”

Anonymous

20190312 tuesday quote
“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”

Dr. Karl Augustus Menninger

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“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

Stephen R. Covey

20190313 wednesday quote
“There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.”

G. K. Chesterton

20190315 friday quote
“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.”

Peter F. Drucker

20170321 tuesday quote
“It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person... You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart. ”

Thich Nhat Hanh

20170324 friday quote
“Listen to your heart. It knows all things.”

Paulo Coelho

20170322 wednesday quote
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi

20170320 monday quote
“Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.”

Fred Rogers

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“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”

Diogenes of Sinope

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“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'listening'.
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Nickolas T My hero is my son Nickolas. Although Nickolas is only 6 and in the first grade, he has an old soul and heart of gold. I am incredibly fortunate that I am able to walk Nickolas to school several days a week while working from home. As a consultant I travel quite a bit, but the days working from home make it all...
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Cynthia W My hero is my mother and pastor. She is one of the greatest people, I think, to ever live. She is the best listener in the world. She lives and breathes to make sure I am a success for my kids. She always listens to all of my problems and gives me the best advice even if I don't agree. She is not biased. She is...
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Mystery Princess P My hero isn't stunningly beautiful. My hero doesn't talk; she isn't even human. My hero is my Arabian mare, Missy. She listens to me when no one else will. She carries my burdens, releases me from them. I feel a bit of true freedom when I mount her. True friends last forever.
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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Listening is a way to show you care about a person.

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Doing what's right is not always easy.

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