Tuesday I was helping out in Miss Framer’s class. I’m not so sure if that was meant for their benefit or mine. You see, the circle time applied specifically to ME. 😦
The word of the day was interupt.
We learned it’s disrupting to be interupting! Don’t be squawking while others are talking.
We listened to the story, Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker.
Lacey loved to talk! (And so do I.)
Lacey talked so much, she lost her voice. Without it, she learned she could finish breakfast in time to finish homework, that her friend was hilarious, that monster movies were good, and that gold stars were the best! All because it taught her to be a good listener.
We all have two ears and only one mouth. That’s how God created us. For a reason, I’m sure. We can’t listen while we’re talking. We also can’t learn anything new when we’re talking. We have to listen to learn.
That little circle time spent in the company of preschoolers was just what the doctor ordered. I know I’m guilty of talking too much and listening too little. Please forgive me. I was reminded to work on it. And I shall. 🙂
Let’s all become better listeners. Let’s be patient and wait while others are talking. Not interupt. Let’s truly care about what they have to say and what we hear. Let’s not speak just to hear ourselves, but speak when we have something important and pertinent to the conversation. And certainly only speak words that are kind and edifying.
I don’t want to be a Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker. I instead want to be a good listener. After all, two are better than one. Ears and mouth that is. How about you?
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Love and laughter,