Forget Technology and Listen
--by wotserface, posted Nov 4, 2008
Sometimes the best kindness we can offer is to simply listen. They say talk is cheap, but in a world of technology, it seems that simply listening to someone else's voice, is secondary to the tv or game consuls.
While the internet is fantastic in the way it brings people together, and introduces people all over the world to each other, sometimes to be still, and listen to another voice who needs you to hear them, is the one thing that all these modern day devices can't replace.
There are times when a friend, child or relative, needs to share with you tales of their day, or they simply have a need to voice fears, hopes and dreams.
Listening is a big part of who we are, not just the talking and doing. It is something special that we take for granted every day without really thinking about it.
One of the greatest gifts we can bestow, is to be still and just listen!