Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Everyone has a story


One of my greatest lessons learned:

Know that everyone has a story.

If you disagree with someone or find them hurtful or offensive or they trigger any major feeling inside you ... be purposeful in asking.

Do not merely listen to their story.

Hear it.

Let it change you.

This has radically altered my life. It has brought much complication and pain, much joy and happiness. It has forced me to trade understanding for judgment and kindness for anger.


Please get very good at it so you can remind me, when I forget.

4 comments:

familygregg said...

like

dbmamaz said...

another 'like'!

Jessi Hacker said...

this reminds me of my favorite quote, which says...to love someone is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Ursula said...

Yep! All the way.