Talking. Listening. Healing.
Talking is a Healing and Hopeful Activity!
When we talk with another person, we connect and blend two lives into one. We learn what someone else thinks, experiences, values and feels. This knowledge expands our world and helps us to be more aware of what we think, value and feel. We become more than we were when we can be together in healthy conversation.
Listening is a Healing and Hopeful Activity!
If we can listen to what another person is saying – receive, value and appreciate it – we have not only received a great gift from that person, but we have given them one of the most precious gifts of all – the gift of respect. We cannot love another if we do not respect and appreciate them, and we cannot respect them if we will not listen.
By Dr. Franklin W. Nelson, President of TalkPoints