Let them Unload

Listening is an act of kindness.

Acts of kindness are sometimes intentional. I really have to stop and think, “What can I do today to extend kindness?” Who knew it takes thought!? 😂

I was running errands yesterday, and felt led to stop by the pizza place. I knew Boss man would be there alone preparing for another day of business, but I also knew, he’s had a rough week.

I walked in and found him sitting at a table, so I sat down beside him, touched his arm and asked, “How’s your heartbeat? Unload your week?”

That’s all it took for the floodgates to open.

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I just sat and listened.

I didn’t offer my opinion or any advice. I gently touched his arm when he shared something painful, just to reassure him of my presence.

Twenty minutes later, he was unburdened. He began laughing and joking with me as he walked into the kitchen to start lunch. He was a little more free to enjoy his day.

As I was leaving he thanked me for stopping by, but I didn’t really feel like I did anything. All I did was listen, but that’s all he needed. Let them unload.

11 Comments

  1. I recently borrowed a wonderful picture book from the library called “The Rabbit Listened” – on this exact same theme. You’d love it.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      I will look that up! Thank you lovely. He asked me today if I would come by once a week and do this. Hahaha

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  2. Beautiful! Generous listening is both a gift and a skill, and you use it well! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you my darling. You are the Queen of Kindness! ❤

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  3. A needed act of kindness. So happy that you took the time to do this. D

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  4. What a nice person you are, such a simple act but it meant so much to the man.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      That is something we are trying to discern with this ‘Year of Kindness’. The difference between being nice and kind. Thank you lovely!

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      1. Kindness, even the smallest amount, is highly under rated! xx

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  5. Listening is all many people need to be able to speak from the soul. Beautiful act of kindness Barb. Bless you.

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    1. Letitgocoach says:

      Thank you darling. Just following God’s lead. Bless you lovely!

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      1. It is the only way is to follow God’s guidance everyday.

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