listening is the beginning of prayer.
I believe that God gives.
He gives us one another. He enables us to find those special people that bring joy. hope. satisfaction. contentment. love.
He gives us strength to hold on. keep up. wait. move forward.
He gives us patience. kindness. grace. humor. tears.
He gives us ability. emotion. communication. dedication. tolerance. forgiveness.
all those things start with listening. inside our own heads. hearts. outside with arms open wide.
He gives us a choice. I choose love.