I’m a Rotten Listener–and the Potty
My spiritual life as of late has more to do with keeping myself grounded than changing anyone else’s mind. My prayer for today: “God, please help me be a better listener.”
I really hurt someone important to me yesterday. It was what I didn’t do. I was so absorbed in my thoughts that I did not give this precious one my full ear. Yes, I have a lot on my mind. But yes, the people in my life deserve my attention. I know it can hurt to be ignored. In our distracted society, where so many things vie for our attention, listening is the most precious gift you can give another human being. Even those of you taking time to read this blog–hey, that’s a gift too, and thank you.
Please, forgive me.
In happier news: my older son peed on the “toi-yet” for the first time today. If you can’t understand why that’s such a big deal, you don’t have kids yet.