Recently, I was with a friend, listening and answering questions. There was so much that I wanted to say. I waited until the right moment to open up. And, as I started, the friend spoke over me about something totally unrelated.
With acceptance, I let go of my desire to confide in someone else. It wasn't the right time.
The friend told me that I was easy to talk to. The friend expressed thankfulness for being able to talk to me.
So, I waited.
Another day came along and we had another opportunity to sit and talk. I waited and decided to talk about what was on my heart. But again, the friend was distracted and didn't even realize that I had something I wanted to say.
They weren't listening to me. I wasn't heard.
And I wonder how many times I am guilty of the same thing.
Do you hear that?
Are you listening to those around you?
Everyone around you has something to say.
Be present in your conversations.