Updated: Apr 28
Listening is one thing, actually hearing what is being said is, for me, a rare gift most people can’t even grasp; let alone give to others.
Communication is only 7% of the words spoken, body language a majority, along with pitch, tone, and delivery. Asking someone how their day is and genuinely meaning it because you really care, can make a huge difference in someone’s day. I for one am a firm believer that no matter how others treat me, I will continue to treat People with love compassion and be genuine because I don’t know what they went through that day, that week that month, or that year. Tonight a woman I had the blessing and opportunity to cross paths with, in treatment a couple years ago reach out to me. She was always different, in a good way. Didn’t gossip or judge others, and consistently positive and kind. Whether we are struggling, sober or not, we need people like that in our lives to one, reaffirm that there is genuine love and kindness out there. And two, realize that they need us just as much as we need them. And as human beings we all have our moments. It’s ok to not be ok, and It takes great strength to reach out and say that and ask for help. JM, my friend. If you are reading this; You are intelligent, you are kind, you are genuine, you are loving, and you have infinite worth. I am grateful to not just know you, but to call you my friend ♥️
5.) The courage and strength to ask for help
6.) Purpose and passion
7.) Unconditional love
8.) Elise Corinne 💗💗
9.) My beautiful wife who has seen my heart and worth above all since day one
10.) Helping others
Feeling heard is beyond validating; and feeling aren’t facts. But they DO deserve validation. Validate yourself today, and if no one has told you they love you today; I love you.