Yesterday I went to church and I spoke to a woman who lost her job in July. I asked her how was she doing and she smiled and said fine. As she was walking away she whispered in my ear “I’m losing all I have.” She walked away and I stood there letting those words penetrate. What do you do when someone tells you something like this? Earlier I had spoken to another church member who shared with me that her daycare had recently quadrupled in size. I went to her and asked her if she needed any additional help and she said yes. So I got the two of them together and they are set to talk today. Why am I sharing this story, because we need to listen to each other. Sometimes what we regard as small talk might change a life, but we have to be actively listening. With unemployment at 10% nationally and 15% in the black community we have to realize we’ve got to help ourselves. Jobs are hard to find so take a little time and become an active listener and you might just be able to help somebody.
Are We Listening to Each Other?
By musesofamom, on November 9, 2009 at 11:01 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: Barack Obama, black men, Black People, Black women, Current Events, Democrats, Fox News, media, Michael Steele, MSNBC, nbc, politics, Republicans, Tom Joyner, Tom Joyner Morning Show, unemployment, Women, working women. 1 Comment
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