Take for example with a child. There was a big family reunion when I was three. As you can see I was a darling child. Everybody was busy either cooking or talking or feeding babies. That was what my mom was doing, feeding my baby sister. I told my mom three times I was hungry and she kept telling me soon dear, soon. Well as with any child I decided to take matters into my own hands. I walked away from the house on a two lane main road of highway two blocks to Mr. Mangum’s diner. When I went in I told him I was hungry. He asked me what I wanted and I told him ‘nabs(round crackers with peanut butter between them) and a grapette’ (a grape drink). Immediately he put me on the stool and put what I ask for in front of me and I began eating and drinking. I knew there I would be fed immediately. Obviously I had been there with my parents before. By now you can imagine everyone was frantically looking for me. After Mr. Mangum gave me what I asked for he called my mother. Well here she comes with my grandfather. She was not happy with me, however, I explained I told her over and over I was hungry. Needless to say I was scolded.You have to remember this was 1947, it was not dangerous, besides the town only had 500 people in it. Everyone knew everyone. Today a child could not do that.
I think it is important to listen to what someone says to us, make sure we are hearing what they are saying and respond in kind. Let’s communicate.