I met an amazing question asker this week. I know, kind of a weird thing to pick up from meeting someone, but let me tell you, it made such an impression on me. She was so warm and so inviting, simply by the considerate questions she asked, as well as, the way she intentionally listened to my responses. So much so, that I was worried that I might run away with talking only about myself…
It got me thinking… Do I drop the ball when I’m asked a question, or do I return the kindness, and open a door for sharing… not only for conversation, but for friendship?
I want to be a question asker and not a self-rambling fool.
I want others to feel valued because I make listening a habitual rule.
Believe it or not, not everyone wants to hear only about me,
They want a chance to talk and tell their own unique story.
It’s easy to get caught up in the thoughts twirling in my head,
And forget to think about others and listening to what they said.
I pause a moment, reflect on the past, and consider the tables turned.
I was most accepted when people asked questions in return.
They took the time to understand, listen, and learn my heart
They ceased to see another dull face, but rather a piece of art.
People in my world are filled with talents and stories so grand.
If would only shut my mouth and listen to understand.
I can’t help but think that life would be a lot more enjoyable.
If I replaced my selfish thoughts with art so beautiful.
Ok friends, time to get to know you! 😉 Answer one (or all three) in the comments below!!!
What makes you laugh?
How would your friends describe you?
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?