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You never get people’s fuller attention than when you’re listening to them ~ Robert Brault

bigstock-Dog-Listening-With-Big-Ear-38110417Have you ever met someone and from the moment you are in their presence you feel cherished; like you’re the only other person in the world?

I met an older couple like this when I worked at the homeless organization.

Immediately I felt at home with them. We had a wonderful visit and I was sad to see them go.

After they left to go home, I noticed that the man had forgotten his wallet.

My first thought?

I would see them again!

I saw them many times after that but, it took me awhile to figure out why I felt so good around them.  It seemed to boil down to their ability to be fully present and listen.

What a gift!

Sadly, I am not naturally this type of person. While you’re talking, my mind is busy formulating a response to what you just said.

I WANT to be that type of person though and I am working on it. It’s a gift that I’d like to share with others.


Have you ever experienced that gift?