02 September 2017
Modern things have made it so easy to hear the stories of other people and to share our own, but I can’t say it’s made us the best of listeners. We lean towards voices that agree with our assumptions and find insane ways to dismiss the ones that don’t.
Everyone’s got a story that deserves to be heard, but the times I find it especially crucial to listen are when somebody shares a story that takes a TON of real vulnerability.
I had the opportunity to meet someone from @reportitgirl (love that team!) a couple months ago. Being somebody who listens, affirms, trusts, and believes is a HUGE way to help somebody who has gone through abuse or some kind of trauma.
Kudos to every brave storyteller who tells the stories that aren’t comfortable, and to every good listener. Love doesn’t delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always keeps going.
This monstrous evil building was seen on Flickr by user philippelazaro . Original date: 2017-12-11 19:22:01