Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19
So often you think you are listening but you’re really just waiting for our turn to talk. you’re not intentionally rude or self-absorbed – it’s only natural to want to engage, ask clarifying questions, or interject a personal observation. But some conversations are not two-way. Some conversations – if we are to fully engage – require our silence.
The next time you’re presented with the opportunity consider putting your listening hat on and leaving it there.
Sometimes not saying anything is the Best Answer.
You see, Silence can Never Be Misquoted.
The fruit of Silence is prayer.The fruit of Prayer is faith.The fruit of Faith is love.The fruit of Love is service.The fruit of Service is peace. ~ Mother Teresa
KSWP will hold a “Moment of Silence” to correspond with and in observant of … the attacks on September 11, 2001.
The show of respect begins at 7:46 a.m. (CDT) this morning. It’s the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Go Here for more info on “Patriot Day.“
Successful people work harder in silence, succeeding on purpose, then let success do the talking.
Need a Brain Boost? Try This
It’s 4 p.m., and you’ve still got a ton to tackle on your to-do list—but zero motivation to do it. No need to chug a triple-jolt espresso; the solution may be as simple as pulling out a stick of gum. A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychology finds that chewing gum improves cognitive performance.
In a study the people who chewed gum had quicker reaction times and were more accurate in discovering patterns than the people who didn’t chew gum. The stimulus of chewing gum causes a spike in dopamine, which is a chemical that helps the brain focus.
- Change locations – Moving your laptop from your cubicle to the conference room could give you all the motivation you need to pound out that project – The brain responds positively to novelty.
- Visit cuteoverload.com -Researchers in Japan found that images of baby animals significantly improved cognitive performance.
- Pop a mint – Research has found that peppermint and cinnamon scents can increase alertness and mental performance.
- Take a hike (or at least a walk around the parking lot) -Cognitive performance improves while walking, according to research.
- Hit the gym – The above tricks have a short-term effect, but exercise can actually enhance your concentration abilities for the long-haul (plus, recent research shows that quick bouts of physical activity can improve your self-control). That is about 20 minutes a day.
MARCH 30TH – It’s National…
- I Am in Control Day
- Little Red Wagon Day
- Doctors Day
- Pencil Day
- Take a Walk in the Park Day
- Turkey Neck Soup Day