Jay Younts has been talking about questions and answers, and I’ve been thinking quite a bit about about what he’s saying. I know I need to be a better listener. One way I can is to ask followup questions to their statements, instead of assuming I understand what they’re saying. Asking for clarification or elaboration is one way to continue to keep the conversation flowing.
I can think of a number of serious examples, but this morning I had to laugh when Bethel mentioned that her sister had green eyes. Without thinking, I corrected her, No, Laurel’s eyes are blue, not green. About ten minutes later, I realized that Bethel was correct.