This month’s theme: LISTENING

Articles of the Month

Why Listening Attentively Is an Act of Kindness – Lending a patient ear to a troubled soul and distressed soul is an act of compassion. People facing adversity long for understanding and sympathy from others. Listening carefully can ease their misery because it is an act of supreme goodness.

How to listen with kindness to someone seeking support – Sharing some advice on how to be there for a friend or loved one who is struggling with any difficult circumstance.

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”

Ralph Nichols

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”

Bryant H. McGill

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.”

J. Isham

Act of Kindness

Give someone your undivided attention: Put away any distractions, such as your phone or computer, and give your full attention to your friend. This shows that you value their time and that you are present with them.

Question of the Month

What role does listening play in showing kindness and building trust in relationships? Share.

Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does it feel to be truly heard? Share your thoughts!

Songs of the Month

This song is a reminder to actively listen to others and to show compassion and empathy.

In this song, the artist is talking to the moon, wishing it could hear his thoughts and understand what he is going through.

This song is about holding on and actively listening to someone who is struggling, and supporting them through their difficulties.

Videos of the Month

It’s easy to tell when someone’s not paying attention, but it can be surprisingly tricky to know what good listening looks like. Good listening is one of the most important things we can do to improve our relationships, develop our worldview, and potentially change people’s minds.

Listening is more than the act of hearing. It’s creating an environment in which the other person FEELS. If we truly listen to someone else’s perspective, we can gain understanding and engage in more meaningful dialogue.

Books of the Month

You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters – Kate Murphy – This book examines the art of listening in a digital age and provides insights into how to listen actively and with intention.

The Lost Art of Listening – Michael P. Nichols – This book explores the importance of active listening and provides practical tips for improving communication in relationships.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life – Marshall B. Rosenberg – This book teaches the principles of compassionate communication, which includes actively listening and empathizing with others.

Listen, Buddy – Helen Lester – This humorous story teaches children about the importance of listening to others and considering their feelings.

The Rabbit Listened – Cori Doerrfeld – In this story, a young child learns the importance of being listened to and understood by a rabbit who listens without judgment.

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen – Howard Binkow – This book is about a rabbit who learns how to listen to others and the positive impact it has on his life and relationships.