Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thoughts - August 20, 2016

"The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer." -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
It's easy to listen attentively to those we perceive as 'knowing the answers', but I need to stop and pay more attention to, well, everyone! And to think more carefully about my answers because someone might truly be listening. I'm actually not an expert at anything (except maybe antique postcards, something I've spent my life studying with a passion), but even an opinion should be well-thought out, even researched, eh? We have a responsibility with our words. And when I act on someone's advice, I should do them the compliment of giving thanks and let them know I was paying attention, listening with my heart. - Beth Almond Ford

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