Today I listened to my wife. This might sound easy or simple, but I really listened. I did not jump in, or give an opinion...I just listened. I could tell that she welcomed that, and later in the evening, I felt she listened to me.
I was an active listener to her thoughts about work and the world. I notice that I tend to not be a good listener. I often form ideas when someone is speaking and this is not true listening. This is something I will continue to work on.