Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Take Away 153 - Tune Up My Listener

The other night I heard a guy say that he was complacent in hearing a friend's plea for help.  His friend ended up dying by his own hand. It reminded me of a time about 14 years ago when I was receiving calls from an acquaintance who struggled with various addictions. She was a hot mess. I let her calls go to voicemail because I didn't feel equipped to help her. She eventually committed suicide.

Truth is, the best way sometimes to help is to listen. I needed to hear that guy's story to be reminded that I should be listening carefully to those around me.

TAKE AWAY: Simply listen. Don't judge. Be fearless.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Take Away 152 ~ Never Give Up

Oh man, it's been an awful long while since I visited this blog to make an entry. I am not giving up until I have 365 take aways.  Just sayin'.

Never give up.
Don't make too many rules that you can't follow.
Don't give up on me, okay?