I don’t normally reblog people’s posts, (unless I am linked to it in some way e.g. a readalong) but when I saw this fantastic one I knew I had to make an exception! It’s about the importance of listening to other people’s stories, and really spoke to me on a personal level; I hope it will to many of you too. Please take the time to check out kokkieh’s awesome post over at The Book Notes Project!
Last time I wrote about how each one of us is a story, that you are the author of your story and that you have to make the choices that will determine whether or not your story will be a good one.
But that made me think of something else: we all have an innate need to tell our stories. And more importantly, we all have a need to have our stories listened to.
That’s probably one of my biggest frustrations in life: I can’t find anyone to listen to my story. See, I’m a natural listener. If I sit next to someone on a bus or stand behind someone in a queue, they just start talking to me. Nothing too personal…at first. But I can’t help listening – I’m naturally good at it and I’ve been trained as a counsellor which merely honed my existing skills – and…
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