As I was waiting for my bus to come a very sweet & kind elderly lady stood next to me and we began chatting.
She had missed her bus by 5 minutes so rather than wait another hour she decided to catch the one I was on.. I could tell she just wanted a friend to speak too so I stood and listened to her story.
I learned that 2 years ago, she had a severe stroke which had clearly effected her left side, she usually has someone with her to accompany her on her journeys But she didn’t have anyone today. I could tell she was a little shaken up by the sweat on her forehead and by the way she spoke.. so I asked her if she felt OK?
I learned that as she was trying to get to her tram in time so she could catch the earlier bus she was walking down the street & someone bumped into her quite abruptly..because of this, she needed to sit down and compose herself as she was extremely distraught by this person. This person was the the reason she missed her normal bus home which left her confused and uncomfortable. The sad part is that this person didn’t even apologise to her or take the time to make sure that she was OK before he ran off..
I stood and listened to this woman for about 20 minutes and then accompanied her onto the bus offering to help her carry her shopping then ensured she would be OK before I hugged her and we parted ways..
Moral of the story here is this; don’t be so consumed by your busy life that you don’t respect and care for those around you!!! It costs NOTHING to be kind & a simple two minutes taken out of your day to help someone can be the difference between them making it home safely versus them lost and confused about where to go..
We NEED to respect and be kind to all of those around us, ESPECIALLY our elders.. they need our love more than we realise.
❤ 🌎 💭
I Had a conversation with someone today in which we spoke about our goals and how to be successful..this person was adamant that hard work doesn’t ALWAYS pay off in the end. They told me that some people work themselves to the bone for years and it just never seems to pay off..
Its simple you guys, I responded by telling them that the reason it didn’t pay off was because they had no purpose, they continued to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results & they never saw success because they were comfortable consistently being average.
There are people in this world that work for years within a company but they never progress and they stay at the same level.. I genuinely cannot comprehend why anyone would want to settle and accept average. It’s so important to continue to grow in whatever field that you’re in and be the best at what you do! I understand not everyone has the same mentality as I do but why go through the motions and be like everyone else in this world?
Know WHY you do what you do & exactly what you want to achieve.. Don’t get stuck in the same routine leading to no where.
Have you ever had a conversation where it seems like the person you are speaking to is only half there? They aren’t fully paying attention to you? They aren’t maintaining eye contact in which their body language is telling you they aren’t fully engaged? Well, I have.. many times and I wanted to share something I find powerful.
Attunement, is the interaction between people that shows a sense of connection and a degree of understanding. I learned about this a few years back while I was working at the biggest Fitness club in Canada – in order to engage with my members and build meaningful relationships. Attunement is powerful, and if you can understand and grasp the concept it can really help you grow and value your daily interactions on a deeper level.
When we engage in conversations, not only do we do this verbally but we also communicate by using body language.
You can tell whether someone is fully engaged not only by the conversation flowing smoothly, but by things visually such as hand gestures, head nods and eye contact.
In order to connect and understand the power of attunement when you are speaking to someone, it is important to be 100% focused on the individual standing in front of you and genuinely listen to what it is that they are saying..don’t listen to hear, listen to UNDERSTAND. Ensure that you give that person your undivided attention – when we do this it makes the world of a difference. The conversations are deeper and more meaningful, we are more open and we look forward to connecting with more people daily.
Remember, listen to understand not to hear.. and don’t forget to listen with your eyes.. they say the eyes are the window to the soul.