Do people really listen to each other anymore? This morning I had two separate conversations with two different people and realized that we don’t always listen to what the other person is saying. Are we so busy in our own thoughts that we just presume to know what the other person is going to say next? Or are we just self absorbed and only listen when we think it will benefit us.

Is life all about what’s in it for me or is it about helping others and in return we are blessed? Is taking the time to truly listen to someone else, if only for 5 minutes, a dying art or just too much to ask?

I wonder how many times I myself have miss opportunities to be of service to others, because I was too busy to truly listen to the person speaking to me.