This coming weekend, I’m headed to Dallas, TX to speak at The Kindness Summit — a gorgeous event organized by Louisa Garrett of the #MakeKindLoud movement.
Our task as speakers is to talk about How to Make a Kind Imprint in the World.
As I sat in the park yesterday, putting the final touches on my talk, I thought more about how Kindness shows up in Storytelling.
For me, Kindness has shown up each time I’ve sat down with someone to interview them, or to help them with their story. And the Kindness has come through listening.
I’ve talked about how important listening is before, but let me say it again here: When you take the time to listen to people…. to ask them questions about their life, their business, their passions, their family… and then sit and listen intently, kindness is showing up with you.
People just want to be heard.
They want to know their story matters.
They want to feel acknowledged and validated. I know I do…...