What Are You In Here For?

Every so often, I have to remind myself that true communication takes more than a notion.  While focused listening is a crucial skill, for the next few days, we'll be sharing funny anecdotes, life experiences and even a joke or two that hi-light HOW the art of listening allows us to find joy and laughter in each day.....if only we would take the time to do it.  For right now, let's listen in on two little boys and their answers to the question of the day:  "What are you in here for?" ...................

Two little boys are in a hospital, lying on stretchers next to each other outside the operating room---the first surgeries of the day. 

The 8-year old leans over and asks, "What are you in here for?" 

The 7-year old says, "I'm in here to get my tonsils out and I'm a little nervous." 

The 8 year old boy says, "You've got nothing to worry about. I had that done when I was four. They put you to sleep, and when you wake up they give you lots of Jell-O and Ice Cream. It's a breeze." 

The 7 year old boy then asks, "What are you here for?" 

And Mr. Tough-Guy-8 year old says, "A circumcision." 

 "Whoa!" the 7 year old replies: "Good luck buddy.   I had that done when I was born. Couldn't walk for a year."

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