Tag Archives: Listening

11 Seemingly Random Thoughts

Here are 11 seemingly random thoughts on a Sunday night. * That unbearable feeling we get when waiting for something good to happen could be Nature’s way of telling us to savor the moment. What you say is not as … Continue reading

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Above The Din

“Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.” — Erich Heller This morning, above the din of the city, I heard an owl hoot. It was quiet and distant, nearly drowned out by traffic. At first, I … Continue reading

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The Silent Invitation

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.” — Confucius The car is often silent when I drive my children to school. We walk out the door before 7am, and some mornings not a sound is uttered by the time we … Continue reading

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo F. … Continue reading

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Right Is Relative

“We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.” — John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859 Opinions are streets of ideas. … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ — Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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What You Say Isn’t What They Hear

“It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.” — Karl Popper, Unended Quest What you say isn’t what you think you said. At least not to whoever’s listening. As I was stretching for a lunch … Continue reading

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