Listening House Staff Member
Listening House is all about the little moments to me.
Little moments that give us all hope – staff, guests and volunteers alike.
Little moments can be a happy thing like wearing a silly outfit, getting a lead on a job, or showing kindness toward a fellow guest.
Little moments can be a bittersweet thing like accepting responsibility for a bad situation, opening up about a painful past, or apologizing for inappropriate behavior.
Little moments may not seem as significant as when a guest gets housing or beats an addiction, but they matter. They matter because sharing these brief encounters opens a door between guests and staff.
Little moments – when someone feels cared for – motivate guests to accomplish bigger things.
It is important to cherish little moments. After all, life isn’t about the destination; it is about the journey.
I have learned to savor little moments as I share the journey with our guests at Listening House.