July 07, 2018
Yippee - the weekend is here. As I am writing this newsletter, I can hear the horn of a passenger ship in the harbor and I always wonder, where are they going now. One day I shall take a trip.I was confronted with an old question, "what is the difference between Hearing and Listening? What would you say? Have you thought about it at some stage?I though I knew the answer but I was pleasantly surprised reading the different answers to this question. Obviously I am not the first one to contemplate this question.
"Hearing" - when you detect some kind of sound e.g. a dog barking.
"Listening" can actually be divided into 4 categories:
· Appreciative listening - e.g. when you listen to lovely music and it has an effect on your.
· Critical listening - when you are listening to a speech or a talk where you are taking notes for your benefit.
· Relationship listening - e.g. when you need to mediate between two parties and you pay close attention to both sides before giving your verdict.
· Discriminative listening - when you listen but look past the words to get the real message. You might look at body language to see "what the person is saying".
So listening and hearing are so close, yet so different.Happy StitchingAnnemarie
August 21, 2018
I think there are basically two types/purposes of hearing/listening, then subcategories under each’ One is to hear/listen to gain knowledge
The second is to hear/listen to respond. These days I find the vast majority of people hear/listen to respond and very few actually hear/listen to gain knowledge or understand the situation. We have to look no more than our facebook groups to see the responses to posts.
December 14, 2018
Looking at the many advantages of traveling First Class vs Economy Class, this story warms the heart even more. Imagine the joy of a mother with a very sick baby, supposed to travel economy class, getting the opportunity to travel First Class because a kindhearted stranger thought she deserved that seat more than he does.
Kelsey Rae Zwick was flying from Orlando to Philadelphia with baby Lucy so she could be treated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Facebook post Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with Lucy, and they were making themselves comfortable when they were approached by a flight attendant.
December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.