Sometimes Just Listening Might Be Your Talent

These two will never really know how many people they have encouraged through the years.

These two will never really know how many people they have encouraged through the years.

Have you ever wanted to do something for someone but you just had no idea what to do? Maybe you don’t think you have a talent one, or maybe you are not in the best of health, or maybe you can no longer drive or maybe…or maybe…

Today, I was invited to the home of Sarah and Floyd Key…just because. They were very interested in hearing all about the activities of the town, how I was doing, what accomplishments volunteers in the community were making, and what they might could do to help the progress continue.

They didn’t know it, but the truth is that they had already helped me rejuvenate and get back into the saddle, ready to tackle the next big project. Why? Because someone had listened, made the appropriate oohs and ahhs, and patted me on the back with an implied, “Go get ‘em!”

I left wondering how many times I have failed to give an encouraging word or a pat on the back when it would have taken such a short amount of time and might have meant so much to someone else. Once again, I have been inspired to do better, this time by Comanche’s Floyd and Sarah Key.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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