Thoughtful Thursdays #33 Listening

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Most of the time we don’t listen to what is being said to us. All those good words are going to waste. I realized this when my daughter took issue with me about my dog. She said I am allowing him to get too heavy. The doctor wants him to lose about twenty pounds. As she spoke about my lack of concern for the dog she said something that made me listen. She said that when she speaks I don’t act on her advice and don’t take dog care seriously. What she was really saying was that I was not listening to her or taking her seriously.

It’s important that I listen to her because she is important to me. I don’t have to listen to anyone if I choose not to but those that are important know when I am not listening. And that hurts them.

This is the important lesson. Listen when those who love you say something because they are revealing their needs and concerns for themselves and you.

I’m listening Sam.

So keep those ears open and your dog on a diet.

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