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We listen to better understand

We listen to make space for conversation

We listen out of respect for our community

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May 5, 2023Liked by Julie B. Hughes

Wonderful lines, Clark. Respect is what every interlocutor needs.

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Thank you Clark, I love what you added. If I have your permission I will add them into the poem. I appreciate your contribution and being here.

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May 5, 2023Liked by Julie B. Hughes

After reading your poetry, I thought of a truth I once heard. A wise man listens, a fool shouts. And also afterwards, I remembered the words someone said to me. A fool knows more than a wise man. The wise man doubts everything. Thank you for reminding me of these wonderful words.

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Thank you so much for sharing Sabrina. These are some wise words.

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We listen because the one sharing her thoughts needs us to.

We listen because we care.

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Julie, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the glorious gift of the pdf download. So grateful!

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I love these two additions! Thank you so much Rebecca for your contribution. You're welcome. Maybe it will inspire a little return to jogging for you. :)

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Maaaaaaybe....! I'll report back! 😉

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YES! Please do. :)

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May 5, 2023Liked by Julie B. Hughes

Well said. 🧡

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Thank you for being here and reading along.

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I am happy to “be here” and please feel free to use whatever you deem worthy now and in the future. I love your attitude toward this precious, all too short life.

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Thank you so much. Have a peace filled day.

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You as well Julie...

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We listen because ... we don't know. I'm a big fan of so much but Chris Stapleton too. As he says, we listen because we want to understand ourselves and by default YOU.

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Hi David! Welcome and thank you so much for reading and sharing. I love Chris Stapleton. And so much truth to what you added..."We listen because we don't know." Thank you.

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deletedJun 20, 2023Liked by Julie B. Hughes
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Thank you for being here.

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