It's Not All About You


It's Not All About You


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Do you ever take the time to listen
to a family member or a friend,
as they look into your eyes seeking approval once again?


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When trying to tell their story,
do you listen in such an insignificant way,
hearing nothing that they're saying,
for thinking of what it is that you have to say? For....


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It's not all about you, it's about them too.
So won't you please just listen to what they say and do?


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Have you turned your back and closed your ears,
not listening to the things they've done,
whether it be a passing grade,
a vase they've made, or a race they might have won?


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You must learn the art of listening,
and become interested in someone other than yourself,
and the only way to do this,
is to focus first on someone else. For...


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It's not all about you, it's about them too.
So won't you please just listen to what they say and do?


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You can start by listening to the passions of your loved ones',
by slowing down your fast pace.
For isn't it worth your time and effort
to put a smile upon their face?


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When you love someone,
you must learn to share in the seeds that they have sown,
and praise them for their accomplishments,
even though they're different than your own. For....


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It's not all about you, it's about them too.
So won't you please just listen to what they say and do? For....


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It's not all about you.


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Author: Agatha Weeks
© 2003



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