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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Why Not? Because I Said So!

How many times each day does this come out of my mouth? It really is rather silly, "Just because I said so" Logically this doesn't make a lot of sense to my kids, it's just another way I say "NO".

I think in the future I would rather this phrase mean , "Yes, listen to me because I really know what I am talking about" or "Listen to my point of view to see the idea from a new perspective". My hopes for this blog is exactly that, I want to be able to really say something and have people listen because they believe what I have to say or want to broaden their own horizons on a certain issue.

I feel we all have a lot to learn by listening to each other; and not just listening so we can have a turn to talk. How many times have you been "talking" to someone and you know they haven't heard a word you have said. Instead they were formulating a comeback or story to top what you just said. I quickly get frustrated by having these conversations with non-listeners/talkers.
Is this what is wrong with our world as a whole? We have become talkers instead of listeners? I believe that this is a skill we must all develop in order to effectively communicate with others.

So...why not? Drop on by to listen...because I said so!

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT! I totally agree, there's little that frustrates me more than when I'm speaking to someone and they are zoning me out! I'm so excited you started a blog- I believe they are an excellent source of therapy! Plus, (if you're anything like me), it's easier to write out my thoughts than it is to speak them. I'm so excited to be included on "your point of view." ;)


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