One of the greatest feelings in the world is to know you’re not alone. Having someone to confide in and call upon when times are difficult is a comforting and securing feeling that can’t easily be replaced. I am so THANKFUL to have people in my life who are more than family and friends, but confidants, listeners, and sounding boards. They uplift and support me and add an element of belonging. I’m THANKFUL for the ability to speak without being judged, to express without being looked down upon, to converse freely without condemnation, and to express my feelings without them being dismissed.
Communication is the key to life and when you’re able to share dialogue openly and honestly, it is a gratifying feeling. Take time to speak with your loved ones; more importantly, make time to listen to them. The best gift you can give to someone is to listen to them and let them know what they think and how they feel is as important to you as it is to them. Show them how THANKFUL you are for their thoughts and opinions and they’ll be just as THANKFUL to have a voice.
Are you THANKFUL for those around you and the freedom they afford you to share your voice? How does communication play a part in your THANKFULNESS? Share your thoughts with #BrotherWord and THANK YOU for listening.