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100 Words On Saturday – Week 9

Introduced in February 2013 – an invitation, a prompt, a linky. Write exactly a 100 words on the prompt and publish it on your blog – a story, a poem, a mini-essay. The linky will be open right up to next Friday, after which I will have a new prompt and a fresh linky.

100 Words On Saturday 9 Prompt: QUIET CONVERSATION/S

 

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The joys of a quiet conversation are myriad. There’s nothing quite like it to unburden yourself. To know that you are being listened to. To feel that you are special. Many a memory is made up of meaningful conversations with significant others. It is at these times that we learn to still ourselves to listen to the other. To give her the gift of our undivided attention. It is when we learn how our lives can make a difference to other lives. Someday, in the future, someone will tell you how your attention and your words made a difference.

 

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59 Comments

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  2. Melissa Melissa May 9, 2013

    I like this very much Corinne. Heart-to-heart talks are wonderful. It’s almost like prayer when we give time to converse with our Beloved/loved ones.

    So 100 words are back πŸ™‚ Love it!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 9, 2013

      I love the connection you make between prayer and heart-to-heart talks, Melissa. You’re so very right – genuine and deep human communication is a God-experience.

  3. Jyothi Nair Jyothi Nair May 8, 2013

    The words “Quiet Conversations” and “100 words” had brought me here. These are my kind of conversations. I prefer the quiet nod of understanding, the quick congratulatory pat, the gentle hug of condolence and the quiet reassurances of undying love. Yes, it is the dreamer in me, that keeps me alive. 100 words are easy for me to write and read! πŸ™‚

    http://www.heresmysay.com/100-words-on-saturday-quiet-conversation/

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 9, 2013

      I like the list you’ve made of the ways we can communicate quietely and deeply, Jyothi. Your 100 words were excellent.

  4. Suzy Suzy May 8, 2013

    The quiet conversations are the best ones I’ve had and I love having them. Love the prompt.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 9, 2013

      Oh yes, Suzy – those are the ones we remember. Thanks for your take on the prompt – it was poignant.

  5. Jessica Jessica May 7, 2013

    Loved this post and couldn’t agree more. It reminded me of a quote I once read in a book by Thich Nhat Hanh when he said,

    β€œThe most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.”

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  7. Anne Anne May 7, 2013

    There’s nothing like having someone who listens to us not only with their ears, but with heart and mind as well. In this digital age we live, listening with the latter two doesn’t come very often.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Oh yes, Anne – the digital age has seriously affected our ability to really be there for the people before us.

  8. Diana Pinto Diana Pinto May 6, 2013

    It’s truly a blessing to have someone who is ready to listen to you and with whom you are comfortable sharing your thoughts with.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      It is definitely a blessing, Diana. Loved your post on this.

  9. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles May 6, 2013

    Very truly said!!

    I agree words truly say a lot and do make a lot of difference πŸ™‚

  10. Bhavya Bhavya May 6, 2013

    I couldn’t resist and have posted based on your prompt. I am not sure if it qualifies, as it is a piece of fiction I have written πŸ™‚

  11. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick May 6, 2013

    –Yes!
    I love to dfeel special…but even more, I love to make somebody else feel special! Xx

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      You do have a gift of making people feel special, Kim. β™₯

  12. Latha Latha May 6, 2013

    Listening is an art and a gifted one at that!!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Listening is really an art that we all should acquire, Latha. Thank you.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Thanks for writing on this prompt, Hrishi. I took the liberty of adding your link to the linky. I hope you don’t mind.

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  14. Pixie Pixie May 5, 2013

    So true and so very lovely!
    And then there are those conversations that happen with just the eyes… πŸ™‚
    And to actually have someone in one’s life who really listens is a true blessing!

  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando May 5, 2013

    It means so much to truly be listened to and to listen attentively to another. Beautifully expressed here, Corinne!
    Blessings!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Thanks so much, Martha. Hope you’re having lots of quiet conversations with Danny on your break! πŸ™‚

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  17. ashish mittal ashish mittal May 5, 2013

    hello ma’am
    Nice 100 words. It’s important to be quiet for a time period regularly. I think it is the best way to grasp new ideas in your life. At the same time we concentrate more on our ears to know how much they care about us, love us..

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Thanks for stopping by, Ashish. Yes, we need quiet as much as we need words.

  18. Hiten Hiten May 5, 2013

    Hi Corinne,

    Wonderful 100 words, indeed!

    It is those quiet conversations that can hold the greatest of meaning and offer the most help to those who we are talking with. What you wrote about regarding having conversations, made me think about how sometimes a few words we write on our blogs, can really help make the day of another person reading them.

    Thank you.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      Hi Hiten – That’s a nice thought – yes, our words – even the written ones have so much power to inspire or help someone feel better. Or in your case, give them tools to change their lives.

  19. Afshan Afshan May 4, 2013

    M enjoying this prompt Corinne
    Wish to take it up if only my lappy worked ;(
    Good night and lovely write up πŸ™‚

  20. Nandana Nandana May 4, 2013

    Listening is so rare these days. When you talk to some people, their mind-absence is so blatantly visible. They just don’t make the effort. And this is much more important in married couples I notice πŸ˜›

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 7, 2013

      You’re so right, Nandana. I’ve seen married couples at a meal together busy on the phone or texting other people!

  21. janu janu May 4, 2013

    Yes…I second Sharmila.

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  23. Rachna Rachna May 4, 2013

    So true! Often we miss out listening in our conversations. Thank you for reiterating.

      • Rachna Rachna May 5, 2013

        Thank you Corinne! Your prompt struck a chord :).

  24. Talya Tate Boerner Talya Tate Boerner May 4, 2013

    Love it Corinne. So I linked up but I think I misunderstood the prompt. I thought it was the actual picture…Oh well.

  25. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg May 4, 2013

    Very beautifully said, Corinne. It is said when we give somebody the gift of listening, we are actually giving them a gift of healing.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 4, 2013

      That’s so true, Shilpa. I’ve seen it happening to people.

  26. sharmila sharmila May 4, 2013

    Most meaningful communication at times is devoid of any sound or words.It is the silent understanding that matters ,between two people πŸ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 4, 2013

      Absolutely right, Sharmila. But oh, so rare too these days!

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