LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN
This new year gives each and everyone a chance to do things differently. I am reminded of something I was shown years ago: a billboard with the words; "RUBY, THINK DIFFERENTLY." I never understood how that billboard appeared and what it meant for others, but as I was driving in San Francisco and saw that, I felt it was specifically for me. Think differently. It can mean many things to many people.
Today, January 2, 2012 I want to encourage everyone to THINK DIFFERENTLY. ENGAGE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS! Find a senior and ask questions, give them time to tell their stories. They have them, they just need someone to listen. Visit a nursing home, a home for the disabled and ask questions - have them share their stories. You will be amazed at the wonderful history that will be revealed. And you will be blessed as you bless!
Lydia in the picture is with James Weening from Ontario - Lydia lives in Kemin Senior Home in Kemin, Kyrgyzstan. She was a teacher and has many stories she loves to tell. We love her dearly and love to listen to her share the different memories she has. Oh yes, some are sad stories too. Like the time her son-in-law kicked her out of the house; the loss of her daughter and her finding herself homeless without a place to live. And then she goes to her blessing - the rescue of her from the streets by Tanya and Cola - the directors at Kemin Senior Home and that she now has a place to live out her life. OH THE STORIES - JUST LISTEN AND LOVE! YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY.
BLESSINGS THIS NEW YEAR
THE LAMb Team