It's incredible what feeling heard and validated will do to a person. One of the greatest gifts we can give each other is the act of listening and allowing the other person to freely express themselves without the fear of judgment, rejection or blame. To listen to is to give the gift of healing to another, it is a beautiful form of respect, one that honors the importance of what we have to say and the story that we have to tell. Take the time to listen to someone who is need or allow yourself to be heard, both are equally as powerful and life changing.