Taking time to visit with an acquaintance, friend, or family member and listen shows your willingness and kindness to help others. Whether you are listening to a 5 year old or 75 year old, you will learn valuable lessons. I have the opportunity to visit with memory loss residents once a month in a senior living community and it is a joy to listen to their stories and engage in conversation with them. While many do not receive frequent visitors, they are delighted when someone comes to spend time with them. A simple smile and open ear may be the special prescription needed.
Hope you can set aside time to listen to what is important to you.