Listening openly, patiently, and attentively is one of the most significant expressions of love.
There isn’t a lot of people that is willing to listen to our problems.
There are days when we would feel a big boulder crashing our chest.
At times like this, what we are seeking if not advise but someone is willing to listen. I always call them ‘tree hole’. It’s like a hole made by woodpecker. I would throw everything into this tree hole, and it will fall down through the hollow tree trunk. That is a huge weight off my chest, and probably what I needed more than a sound advice.
But at the same times, being a worrisome me, I would always worried that I may burden this ‘tree hole’ by unloading my problems onto them, although they may say, “Don’t worry, just go on. You are not burdening me.” I have always said that people are not obligated to listen to us, but they did.
There is not enough of thank yous that I can say. Grateful.