Real conversations are about taking turns

 
Photo credit: AOP Photography

Photo credit: AOP Photography

 
 

It's so easy to forget that real conversation is about taking turns.

Not getting up on a soapbox and pontificating. 

Not tapping my toes, waiting for the other person to stop talking so I can have my say. 

Not pushing my voice just a little bit louder to make sure I prove my point. 

Real conversations are about having the courage to ask for connection

Sharing our stories. 

Waiting. 

Listening.

Responding.

Taking turns isn’t weak. Taking turns creates room for our voices to grow stronger as our stories move just a bit closer together…