The Power of Listening

The greatest thing you can do for someone is to listen. With all the negativity surrounding us, people just need someone to listen to them and acknowledge what they are saying. Some of the best conversations I have had with my grandfather were when I didn’t even say a word – I just let him talk about his worries and life. And when my mom’s sister suddenly passed away, I felt the more she talked about, the easier it was for her to grieve. So the next time someone comes to you to vent or complain, don’t roll your eyes or rush the conversation (as hard as it may be sometimes)…just listen.

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention” – Richard Moss