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When I first saw that today’s word was listen, a song lyric came to mind… “Listen to the rhythm of the pouring rain…”
Have I ever listened to the rain? Yes and it is wonderful! I like the sound of a calm steady rain.
I like the listen to all kinds of things — laughter from my son, a song, the ocean, my husband telling me he loves me, a bird chirping, the crack of ice in a hot drink, water boiling for a cup of tea, and the list goes on.
This week I have a stopped up ear and it is very obnoxious. It is hard to hear out of just one ear but I am trying to manage. Hopefully a doctor can give me the correct medicine to clear it up.
The gift of hearing is one that I cherish. It is one that I also don’t take for granted.
There is a verse in the Bible which states, “Be still and know that I am God.” I think that He is telling us to be quiet and listen.
In a busy life that we have, that can be a challenge to do, but it is important.
I hope to be able to listen to what is important in my life.
As I was writing this, I kept getting interrupted by sounds from my son and a friend playing, my hubby talking to me, and many other background noises. Always plenty of noise.
May I learn to appreciate the sounds around me but also take time to really listen. I wonder if I can do that?! I am going to try.
To read other thoughts on Listen, please check out the Five Minute Friday page http://lisajobaker.com/2013/06/five-minute-friday-listen/