Listen — For The Whole Story

In a distinct voice and delivery, Paul Harvey, a radio announcer from decades ago, would share a story live and then at the end, after a brief commercial announcement, he would say “And now for the rest of the story.”
Here is a link to a website devoted to him:
Cooking requires including all of the ingredients, in their proper proportions, and then cooking and/or baking according to all the steps.
One item left out, one step missed, and the final product tastes and smells horrible.
Just yesterday I was both fascinated and proud that my six-year old grand daughter was watching intently and with great focus a kid’s cooking show.
When listening to a person, we need to hear the whole story, without interruption.
Let’s wait to hear the whole story before we react and react after we listen.
If we do not, we may very well miss the most important things the speaker has to say.
Humility is one of the basic qualities of a good listener.
“ Every person I work with knows something better than me. My job is to listen long enough to find it and use it.”     Jack Nichols

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