What kind of tea bag would tell you to practice kind listening and kind speaking?
A kind and practical one.
I try to practice kind listening and kind speaking in my job as a group and individual therapist. I think kind speaking is the finest kind and so is kind listening, although I wonder if people can tell I’m listening kindly.
Yesterday, I announced at a team meeting at work that this is my last week before my six-week medical leave, and people there listened and spoke kindly, which made me cry. That reminds me of a post I wrote my first year of blogging, very soon after the Boston Marathon bombing, called Kindness can make me cry, even harder. If you like reading that kind of post, please be kind enough to click on the link in the previous sentence.
During a day of kind listening and kind speaking, I took these kinds of photos:
Because my friend Deb was kind enough to give me a ticket, we both listened to and performed all kinds of amazing tunes at a Hamilton sing-along last night. Here and here are two kind versions of my favorite kind of song to sing from Hamilton.
Gotta run for more kind listening and kind speaking at work today. If you are kind enough to speak your mind in a comment, I shall practice kind listening.
For all the kind people who helped me create today’s post and for you and your kindness in visiting my blog today, here’s another kind of photo: