Lessons I’m Learning From Having A Voice But Not Being Able To Speak

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Yesterday, a kind and sweet lady commented on one of my posts and left me this picture. How poignant that the word “LISTEN” has the same letters as the word “SILENT!” Too often we speak when we should be listening. Because of this voice rest, there are many times when I’m simply not able to speak. One benefit of writing down my thoughts is that it affords me the opportunity to choose my words more carefully. Another is that I’ve had lesson after lesson to drive home the truth that we listen better when we’re silent. I’m grateful that I’ve learned to be a better listener during this period of silence, and plan to continue to be just as a good a listener when I can speak again.

As the saying goes, “There’s a reason why God gave us two ears and one mouth.” 🙂