A Perfect Gift

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Am I a good listener
or am I thinking about
how to respond?
Do I give 100% attention
or does my mind wander
so I only hear snatches
of what you say?

One of the best gifts
you can give another
is to truly listen.
You do not need to
offer solutions
fix things
just listen with
acceptance
and compassion.

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4 Responses to A Perfect Gift

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  2. Pratyusha says:

    Not many can master the skill of listening. When people truly open up and speak, they get questioned for not listening.

    On the other hand, when people barely speak and only listen. They get questioned on “why don’t you speak up?”

    I feel, it’s about the right balance. Speak where you should and listen when needed. 🙂

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