A friend of mine from Tampa texted me yesterday that she caught up on my blog and started following! (Thank you KR🦩)The bright news also made me realize it has been a month since I’ve blogged! Last nights debate has me thinking of many things and NO this isn’t going to be a political blog!! But an observation to better myself and learn!
Last nights debate… I really wanted to hear,listen and learn from both gentlemen ! To me and this is my take only…it seemed that the bantering back and forth was mostly interruptions! Interrupting while someone is talking is a huge pet peeve of mine ! And I truly try and wait my turn to add into a conversation! I’m not always successful but I try to be conscientious to not interrupt others. Sometimes I’m so excited to add to a story I can’t help myself but for the most part I try to wait until it’s appropriate !!! Something I work on personally and it is always a work in progress ! We are all human and make mistakes so I’ll keep trying to “ wait my turn”!!
I find myself reminding Rustin to let me finish my thought! Comes from marriage and knowing each other so well but I’m good at the reminders to “let me finish“!!! It’s amazing what we learn when we sit back and listen and not finish sentences for one another! To me I find that when I’m talked over or interrupted it’s telling me that what you have to say is more important!!! And again I’m not perfect and really try and watch myself !!!! I find I learn so much by letting others talk and sometimes get the answers I wanted to hear or not hear! Either way showing respect while someone is talking is very important and was driven home to me by my parents ! My Dad would always tell me…”Everyone wants to hear their name and be heard so give that courtesy”. And heaven forbid I called someone “he”or “she” but that is another blog! 😂🙄
I have a very dear friend that absolutely loved the Song” Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. I recall the first time I over heard Joycee singing the tune. I sat back and watched my friend pump her arms and bob her head and shout out the lyrics” Shut Up and Dance”! I thought my bud was losing it because I had never heard the song! The song was not on at the time, Joycee was just singing away solo without any accompaniment. I was just listening and observing my friend rocking out!!! I learned from my friend a new song, a new memory as I sat and listened and laughed with my friend !!!
We all want to be heard! We all want to have a voice and an opinion. We owe it to each other to show respect, compassion and kindness and to listen !!! Sometimes all it may take it to let someone be heard! And then when we ALL listen to EACH other and TAKE a turn it is then we can SHUT UP AND DANCE🕺🏻💃🙏
Stay Well🦩Stay Healthy🦩Keep drinking strong good coffee and the Good Wine🦩and always follow your True North🦩Flamingo Out🦩