Give others your attention.
During this busy season, time and attention are costly. Spend yours today on listening to others and drawing them into conversation. You might comment on someone’s unusual hat or grocery cart item. Perhaps a chatty waitress wants to tell you about her mother’s surgery, or a friend just needs to talk. Your patient attention communicates respect and helps others to feel valued and appreciated.
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)
Today I will draw people into conversation and be a good listener.