What steps can you take, today, to help another person feel at home, included, like they belong?
I invite you to a day of reflection on this question.
#30DaysOfLoveAndReflection – Day 3, January 21, 2015
Reflection on this question prompted me to be a better listener today. In the course of the day, there were several times when, instead of jumping into engaged conversation in my extroverted way, I stopped to notice that someone was sharing something important with me. I stopped talking, by which I mean I held back from adding my own clever anecdotes to the exchange. I shut my mouth. Doing this really focused my attention on the true message of my conversation partner. While I know that this caused me to feel more deeply connected, I hope it created a feeling of full acceptance on the part of the speaker.