Are You Listening?
If there is one thing I don't like, it is someone taking up or wasting my time. Many of you have encountered that I am sure, I mean your loved ones or friends need you and you are all ears, except they are not. Why is it like this? Why do people waste your time only not to take your advice? I am not saying my advice is the only advice out there, but I do pride myself on being there for those who need me, just like you. The person that is giving advice is pouring out their heart for your need and your recovery to a postive solution, can't you see that. I don't know how many times I have heard people talk about this being a problem, I can truly understand. For those loved ones and friends who are always seeking your advice, they must learn to listen when someone takes the time to talk to them, they don't have to care about what's going on in your world!
Let me tell you how I see it. Either you want my advice or you don't. And please don't tell me that I talked to you over two long hours only for you to listen to the lady down the street who took less than 30 minutes on saying the same thing. If you are looking for a listening ear someone to vent too, than you should know who those folks are in your inner circle. We all know who they are in our families and amongst our friends. We know who we can talk too just to shoot the breeze, and who too seek out true honest answers from. To have someone who is willing to want to know what's going on in your world is a blessing, learn not to abuse it, or you will lose it! Once more that person in your life you go too should be somone that you can trust your information with no matter what, even on mad day!
They are what you receive when you have that special person in your corner who is not afraid to tell you about yourself. Just remember when someone is giving you advice or when you are giving good advice, you should listen and know that you are not on the receiving end of the spectrum, but in fact the giving end of the spectrum when giving advice. You simply can't learn if you aren't truly listening to what that person is saying.