Today's blog in the #BeTheRippleBlogs series is a lovely poem from Angela O'Driscoll entitled 'Time To Talk'.
Angela is the Director of People Transformation at Companies House in Cardiff and she is passionate about people, kindness and a people-centric organisational culture.
You can find Angela on LinkedIn: Here and on Twitter: @AngieLewis_CH
Over to Angela:
Time To Talk
Image from: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day
How are you ?
Fine I hope
Life’s a bit rubbish, but we can cope
A stream of words, we have to ask
Such relief , completed task
But did we stop and really hear
Or did we rush because we fear
Someone will tell us they're not feeling great
Scared of saying the wrong thing and how to relate
So let's start again, how are you feeling today?
I’ve got time to listen and value what you say
Be open and let the conversation flow,
Remember it’s ok to feel anxious , it’s ok to feel low
Providing support, showing you care
The power of listening and just being there ❤️
Thank you so much to Angela for sharing this timely piece, a reminder of the power of listening to those around us.
If you would like to find out more about Time to Talk Day 2021, you can do so at the following link: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day
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Thank you once again to Angela for sharing this lovely poem.
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