Finally, a place I can talk (well write actually) and not be interrupted. I am not a ‘talker’ but do like to share my thoughts and feelings at times. I have found throughout my life that most people like to talk but don’t listen when others talk. I believe God blessed me with the gift of a compassionate heart and listening ear. I like listening to others when they need to vent, to share a laugh or even just to express themselves as reassurance that they are indeed an important and valuable human being. The world beats us down but a friend who listens can be an encouragement and a validating source for others. So I take my blessing of listening to others that God has given to me very seriously.
On the other hand though, even good listeners need to be heard sometimes. So for all you ‘talkers’, take a deep breath and give us that ‘listen’ a chance to be heard sometimes!