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  1. (in)courage,
    I know I need to listen intentionally when others speak instead of preparing my rebuttal in my head while they are still speaking. I am trying to catch myself from jumping in before the other person is finished. Good reminder.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. I have to admit I am not a good listener. Not so much from speaking too quickly but from a wandering mind and distractions…can I get a “look! SQUIRREL”?! Thank you for this post and the reminder of how important true listening is. I will take this to heart to be intentional in my listening. Thank you so much, and have a blessed Sunday!

  3. In Courage,

    Patience is a virtue that I have to master. God has put me to the test on that one. Dealing with aging parents was hard & it took more patience to let them do their thing-no matter what. Each week I would visit him in the assisted living. We would go sit on porch & watch traffic go by or take a walk around for exercise. A lot of times we would sit & watch TV. The hard parts were when he had to go to hospital & I had to wait & see what the outcome would be or trying to talk with him-(he couldn’t hear good). Add to that he had severe dementia. So patience I learned. Now working with some elderly patients, RNs & CNAs I have patience for everyone. I understand their jobs are hard, especially the families of those patients. I do my best to be quiet & let others have their say. My comments can wait till they are finished. It is so impolite to interrupt people. Go ahead have your say. I will wait & listen!

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Oh how I needed to read this!! I need to write this on my heart!! Thank you for this!