“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.” ~ Brenda Ueland.
When was the last time you were truly listened to?
To be listened to helps us feel valued, someone giving us their full attention allows us to believe that what we have to say is important in some way. It shows us that the person we are talking to cares. It’s a great feeling.
Someone once told me that there are basically two types of people in this world (a gross oversimplification I know but bear with me!) – radiators and drains.