Thursday, December 11, 2008

The best listener I know!



Mama Kat over at her place has some prompts to chose from today. I picked the one about the Best Listener I Know.

That would have to be my sister, "Tess". No matter what she is doing or what is going on she always takes the time to listen to you. Anytime I need to vent about something, which really is hardly ever - haha, I know I can count on her to listen. Whether she agrees with me or not, believes me or not, cares about what I am ranting about or not, really hears me or not....she is always there. Maybe she will say, "I don't know", or "huh", or "just don't worry about it"....it makes me feel better to talk to her. You may have to leave a message for her to call you back, especially if one of her shows is on, but she will call you back....and she will LISTEN.

I wish I could say the same for myself. Often times I will find myself thinking, " what did he/she just say to me?" Listening is definitely a great quality to have. Maybe I have become accustomed to tuning out unnecessary blabbering coming from TA and DQ fighting....I may hear you...but sometimes I am not listening. I think I am going to make this one of my resolutions. To work on really listening to people. To stop what I am doing; playing a game in the net, blogging (oh that will be difficult), or pause my show....I am going to be a better listener!!

"One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider a problem, can change our whole outlook on the world."
— Dr. E. H. Mayo

15 comments:

Aubrey said...

I think it's a gift. I really do. I wish I was a better listener at times. You are very blessed to have a sister like that!

Cammie said...

listening IS a great gift. I try to be a good listener....wish I could say the same about MY sister

Call Me Cate said...

My sister and I aren't close. Wish things were different that way but that's awesome for you.

My best listener? Probably my cat, Rusty. He interrupts with a lot of purring but I always feel better after our chats.

Lori said...

our little sis must hear a lot, ppor girl! She IS the best listener!

Thanks Tess!

sandy said...

I know I need to be a better listener too. Sometimes, I just have so much of my own stuff swirling in my head that I don't pay attention. I'll work on it:)

JANE said...

You know that is a great idea. To really just stop and listen. I know I tune mine out too much, and it's amazing how much I enjoy listening to them talking to each other. I just seem to have a problem when they are trying to talk to me!

Kristina P. said...

Sisters are awesome!

Mama Kat said...

I love sisters!

lesley said...

Now thats more like it!! I like listening to both of you! Im lucky to have you both!! Love ya!

angi_b72 said...

see...a whole post dedicated to you!! You have to be patient!

CynthiaK said...

It's so true. Listening is a skill we all need to work on.

Thanks for popping by Crumbs today! I'll look forward to watching your blog!

Anonymous said...

I bet your mom is a good listener too? Guess not. guess who!

Elizabeth said...

what a great resolution. i have often recognized in myself that i need to be a better listener...maybe i'll make it a resolution also.

kimber p said...

I love that quote Ang...its so true :) I've got a bumper sticker at myspace that I love, it says--
"sometimes when I say, "oh I'm fine", I want someone to look me in the eye and say, "Tell the truth"
We all should be so lucky to have someone who cares enough to really listen...

Heather said...

Yep, my sis is a great listener, and I am the same for her.

The best thing about it is having someone who will listen but not judge, or try to solve your problem. Chances are you're gonna solve it anyway, just by talking it through.