Listening used to be very tough for me. It's hard to sit back, listen, and not interrupt. I'm trying to look into the eye's of my friend and feel the words. I've realized that the looking helps the understanding.
While away on a work trip, my friend Meredith and I were taking a much needed respite at the hotel pool. I was floating and she called something to me from the pool deck. I said, "Wait, I can't hear you, I don't have my glasses on." I hear with my eyes as much as with my ears.
My Affirmation: Become a great friend and listen with my ears, eyes and heart.
(Are you wondering about the photo relationship to the Affirmation? There is none, deal with it, don't judge...gray and gloomy isn't the most inspiring time to get out the camera).