Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thankful Thursday | An Ear to Listen




I have a job where I talk on the phone to people from all over. I don't talk about my day time job very much because when I leave work it stays there and I don't want it to get into my blogging. Take this as a note, if you know where I work and you mention it by name your comment will be edited.

Not to long ago I talked to someone who was sad, and felt alone. They said they felt like they couldn't trust anyone to talk to. So we talked. Well, I listened. These calls often make me cry, especially if on the other end the person is crying 

I have heard amazing stories and gotten so much interesting advice. I have also heard the heartbreak and lonliness of people that don't know what life will throw at them next.

I don't always like my job. I know that is true no matter what job you have, but at the end of the day there are always good points if I choose to find them. As I think of the things that can be overwhelming to sort out what I am thankful for, I pause to be thankful to be that ear to listen. I am glad that when I get off the phone with almost every person I speak to I can genuinely tell them it was a pleasure talking with them. I hope that each person I speak with, on the phone and otherwise knows that I have a genuine interest in what they are saying.

I asked on my Facebook blog page the other day when the last time you took the time to write someone a letter was. I took the time that day. Because I know if someone would take the time to send the person I was talking to a small reminder that someone, somewhere, is thinking of them it would make a world of difference. So many people feel alone, and yet the world is full of people!

Your challenge today is to write a letter. Mail it. Don't expect a response. Do it because you care about someone. Do it because you want to make sure that you have done your part in making sure the person you love doesnt feel alone like some of the people I talk to.

I am also thankful for the people in my life who have been an ear to listen to the things going on in my life. Everyone has things... and everyone needs someone. 




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