This weekend one of my sweet friends brought me over an aloe vera plant while I was away from home and when I returned there it was sitting on the back porch… nothing attached. Just a plastic pot with gorgeous greenery growing from it. You know what made it so special? I had mentioned to her sometime in the past weeks how much I loved real aloe and how nice it’d be to have one of my own this summer.
It was love at first site. I saw it sitting there as I pulled in and I’m sure my smile lit up the whole driveway. The little things can sure matter and the ways we listen can open lots of doors.
It stopped me and made me slow down and ponder in a time I really needed it. I had been getting distracted with lots of noise lately and it was a gentle reminder to me that sometimes all we need to do is listen.
This act of thoughtfulness made me reflect on much more than how thankful I was for the plant and the kindness, but it made me remember to stop and listen in my everyday interactions.
When things get fuzzy with your self, or your kiddos, or you hubs, and in your home recognize that the moment deserves a listen. Sometimes we get too busy talking out loud and we just need to calm down and listen. We forget to let others talk too.
It feels really nice to be heard, but try being the one lending the ear instead of the voice. You’ll find many things work themselves out in those moments of stillness.
– here are 5 quotes that inspire caring –
Without a sense of caring there can be no sense of community.
– D’ Angelo
The capacity to care is what gives life it’s most deepest significance.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
I like to listen, I have learned a great deal from listening carefully, most people never listen
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Live for the Most,