Develop the power of listening.
We are created with one mouth and two ears. Here is proof that it is more important to listen to what is being said than it is to get our point across.
This is one of our favorite stories to tell…
I usually pack our breakfasts and lunches. One evening it had gotten particularly hectic and I didn’t have time to get it done. I told Hubby he’d be on his own in the morning.
When he got home the following evening, I asked him what he’d had for breakfast.
“I did really, really well! I had a plain bagel!”
“Yep. It came with a piece of cheese!”
“Yep. And a sausage patty!”
“Oh! And an egg, too!”
“Wow! That was some plain bagel!”
“Yeah. I thought the same thing! What a deal, right? And they threw in a hash brown patty, too!”
Coming out of a store at the Magic Kingdom, I spotted dropped ice cream on the ground. I pointed it out to Hubby so he wouldn’t step in it.
Hubby: I bet someone is screaming now.
Me: Yep. And his wife is really embarrassed.
Me: You know it’s tough living with a perfect person.
Hubby: You seem to manage just fine.
Listening doesn’t always require our ears.