Smitten To Listen

Do you know the older radios where twisting the dial tunes in the station?

I think relationships are like that; in that, you need to tune your listening and empathy skills to the different frequencies of a person in order to meet their needs.

As a counselor, I know this to be accurate, as I find each person I work with has unique needs that push me to be the best version of myself for them.

Recently a friend who received quadruple bypass surgery shared with me how he reconciled with two long-time friends, both friendships he’d distanced himself from in the wake of the 2016 political climate. 

“I apologized for not being strong enough to handle our differences,” he explained.

Not being strong enough to handle our differences. 

Since our talk, the phrase has replayed daily in my thoughts and seems to call me toward it like an offshore lighthouse. I don’t quite know what it means for me yet, but I’m heading in its direction.

And lastly, a segment of a heartwarming session from this evening:

“I think you’re going to be proud of me,” a client says while lowering their gaze. Dabbing a tear from my eye, I say, “I am so proud.” After fourteen years of radio silence in a once close friendship, they out-of-the-blue messaged them, accepted their apology, and promised to get together and start to pick up the pieces.

That’s all I have for tonight. I will pop off and watch an episode of Una Familia Moderna. In last night’s episode, I learned bombero means fireman. When Phil hurt his back, Claire called 911 while hurriedly changing her shirt. She says it was the first one she grabbed; however, it revealed her bust nicely. Perhaps, Phil thinks, for the sexy bomberos?

Love, Jaclynn 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: