Having given myself both permission and the challenge to listen through my OLW, I am finding a new freedom from the need to say something. In a very personal way, the quiet is leading me to deeper understanding of the people I am trying to love. Listening is providing me time to reflect on past conversations as I rethink the sounds and meanings of words I have heard and said. I’m realizing that I have so much to be grateful for. I also have need to acknowledge those blessings. I believe listening to those I love creates a gentle respect and awareness of their individual worth.
This gives me hope.