Love is a powerful emotion, but communicating love is not inherent in us. We can learn how to communicate that love through our words, actions and non-verbal cues.
Words on their own are just, well, words. For them to glow and give meaning, we need sentences. As a writer, I’m always on the look out for the perfect word, always hoping to construct the perfect sentence.
There are countless books on the craft of writing. There are just as many books on the writing lives of experienced writers.
But this writer’s life can be summed up in three words: it’s a struggle.
Of all the forms of communication, listening is what we do most. In our everyday activities we spend about 50% of our time listening. Yet effective listening is the skill we have the least training in.