The Gift of Silence
It’s that time of the year when many have started thinking about gifts for Christmas.
This got me thinking (contemplating) about the non-tangible gifts we can give.
There are many. How about the Gift of Silence!
So how do you give a gift of silence?
If you’re giving silence… you’re giving nothing…. right?
Well, not quite. There are many times in our life, or perhaps they occur every day for some, when it’s best to remain quiet. Saying nothing is the best thing for that moment in time.
This is one of my classic – ‘Less is More’ moments.
You can say a lot more by saying nothing at all. There can be many scenarios….
> It could be the wrong time to say anything. Whatever you say could be the ‘wrong answer’.
> It’s wise not to respond too quickly without thought. Once out, that’s it. You can’t take it back.
> The conversation might not need an answer at all. Perhaps the person just needs to be heard.
Whatever your scenario, if remaining silent is the best thing to do, do it nicely.
Remember that it’s a gift and gifts are given with love and with the intention that the recipient will love it and it will last.
Oh, and I found that this is a book title too. Looks like a good read.
Other gift ideas….
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