My heart is exploding with ❤
We’ve just kicked off another training for a group of new #Samaritans volunteers.
So many generosity in soul and spirit, to want to take the time to be there for others who are struggling.
#ActiveListening is a skill that is so important.
It’s something they will take with them into their own lives, into their work relationships and personal relationships.
I’ve found myself being a better person, for having learned this skill.
It enhanced my role as a Project Manager, and helped me create the bonds within the team that created tight-knit relationships within the group.
I remember when I first started, I was so nervous.
Talking to people about such harsh topics that explored almost every area in the spectrum of human emotions felt so daunting.
Topics such as suicide, death and dying..
Like everything – with practice, support and experience, I got better.
With every new volunteer who joins us, we are making the world a better place.
And that’s why I do what I do.
It makes my heart so full, and so glad.
The world needs more kind people.
If you are in a good place, and you want to help others who are going through a rough time (and at the same time, be a better listener yourself and improve your own relationships), think about joining a voluntary organisation like ours.
If you’re in the UK, and you think you would like to join us, reach out to the closest Samaritan’s branch and find out their open day.
We’d love to have you.
And the world would be just a bit better for it. 🌹