One of our campers was unable to go on the hike this week because of physical limitations. I offered to stay back with her, eager to spend a little one-on-one time together and turn what could have easily been an embarrassing and discouraging afternoon into something
special and memorable. We took our fanny pack dinners with us as we enjoyed a slow walk over to the bridge, chatting. We hung our feet off the end and continued talking. One thing I’ve come to realize this summer is the skill I have in asking
questions that encourage people to continue sharing, sometimes helping them go deeper. These one-on-one moments are really sacred moments. My listening ear and compassionate heart is one of the most important gifts I have to offer the world. Being heard can be really powerful, especially for those who often feel overlooked and undervalued.