Friday, February 10, 2012

knowledge SPEAKS :: wisdom LISTENS

I have been thinking lately...

Does anyone anybody!?
It doesn't seem like it. People have their agendas and if what you're saying does not match the agenda, good luck finding an ear.

Most people listen with the intent to reply, not to understand.
I am guilty of this. And I am a therapist!!!

This is a humble reality.

I want to be the kind of person whose main goal is to UNDERSTAND what a person is trying to say. Not to solve their problem. Not to assume. Not to think about my response before they finish their words. I want to be a person who truly listens and allows people to feel heard.


Thankful :: Snowboarding Dates

I am thankful for snowboarding dates with Bryan. These dates enable us to engage in an activity outside of the typical meal and a movie, although that's ALL we want to do after a long day on the mountain...especially the meal part (Chimayo). He has been so patient with my slow learning curve and it is finally paying off because I am progressively getting better and better this season! All that to say, I like snowboarding. And I like Bryan.