Wednesday, July 22

the best way to listen

When I read this quote last night, I thought it was perfect for a Wednesday and the type of volunteer work I do on this day. After thinking about it some more, it seemed to be a quote that would be beneficial to share with others, too!

"It is better to listen in order to understand than to listen in order to reply." ~ Author Unknown

How are you listening today?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

6 comments:

Luke said...

Oh, that's good. Thanks for sharing!

~Luke

Kimmie said...

I definitely want to be a better listener...thanks for the encouraging word dear Tammy.

Thank you to for being a blessing to my family and to my daughter Avianna...you helped to bring her home. ((((hug))))

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

ChiGirl said...

This quote actually popped into my mind last night as I sat in a hospital room, with an unbelieving friend and just listened to her heartaches. Thanks for posting it.

mom said...

Listening really is an art, isn't it? And often people aren't really looking for a response, but just a listening ear as they process whatever it may be.

Oh, Kimmie! Avianna truly is a beauty and I love how her arrival has raised your voice for orphans.

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Lisawa said...

I love this quote... Someone told me once... God gave us one mouth... but 2 ears.

But I love this one you shared best... Its so true.

Lisa~

mom said...

Ahhhh, that's a good quote, too, Lisa! Here's another favorite quote of mine on the topic:

"Often I have regretted words I've spoken. Never have I regretted being silent." I have no idea who is the author of it, but it's written on a post-it note on the wall by my desk. I found it around the time my older children became adults and it seemed to be good advice....

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

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