Season of LOVE

 

Hello Hello,
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First Big Shout out to Makena and Price who will be getting married this week!!! So happy and proud of them! Also, to my dad for sending me a box full of Trader Joe goodies and treats with lots of nice notes from the groms back home!!
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One thing that I learned this week was the importance of sincerely listening. We were talking to someone and part way threw the conversation I realized that I had been just nodding my head and saying, “yeah” over and over. My new companion, Elder Raveneau (From France and has been out on his mission for 18 months), told me that he has to really listen to every word when someone is speaking English to him, or he’ll be lost. This situation makes him very concentrated on the conversation and present with whomever he is speaking to.
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I tried to implement this when talking to strangers and people I know at church. It has made a huge difference in my conversations with people when you are always listening and having a real conversation with someone, rather than being talked at. I love seeing this change in my life because I have felt closer to everyone I talk to and allows for more trust and friendship.
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I love you all so much!
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Have a wonderful week of real conversations!

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