I am grateful that when I am fully present and trying to listen to another with focused attention and the intent of truly listening, I am able to do it. I would like to be able to practice this regularly, in simple day-to-day conversations, but at least when the conversation is intense, I am aware enough to practice it. It feels good to really listen to another person and not focus on what I think about what they are saying or what I'm going to say in response or defending my Self. It takes a very conscious decision to do this and I am grateful I can do it. I am far from skilled or perfect in this type of communication, but I am progressing!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!