October 26, 2015
Today, as I sip my coffee and scroll through new music, and old, I am thankful for those who listen. While being here in Hawaii, I've come to the conclusion that one of the most important qualities, for me at least, is to find those who genuinely listen to you when you speak. When someone listens to understand, rather than simply reply, it means they care at a much deeper level, they are present and engaged; they care about you and your presence. It means the world to me when someone remembers something little I may have said earlier. Perhaps some people just have better memories than others, but regardless, being engaged and trying to listen will always mean the world to people and make them feel like their voice and thoughts matter in this world. :)
Also, there is something to be said about the cool breeze blowing through the window in the evening in Hawai’i. I'm not sure why but it gives me an overwhelming sense of peace and body shivers that I cant quite explain. Perhaps it’s a simple taste of the colder weather I long for, but nonetheless, it’s refreshing and lovely.