“Hey you, listen up! Listen here, pay attention, focus”. From an early age, we are told to listen. How we are taught to listen likely comes from the adults we are surrounded by. Children observe those around them, and communication is modeled and often then replicated.
Some of you may be thinking, “Oh no, it’s already August!” One of the most common responses I have heard this season when asking someone how their summer is going tends to be how it is just going by too fast. Many of us yearn to enjoy the sun-filled days of summer.
Life can be frenetic. A synonym to that word is the word, frenzied. Frenzied has two standard meanings. It can mean that we are wildly excited and enthusiastic about something. For example, I offered some frenzied applause when Byron Buxton hit a home run in the AllStar Game! Fist bumps and smiles all around.
Do you know a coworker, family member, or even a certain reader (*cough* *cough*) that is either the resident doomsayer or the uber “sending you positive vibes!” collector of happy thoughts? If it makes you feel any better, neither person is doing themselves any favors in times of adversity.