What strikes me most about these good words to ponder? How few people we can talk to for this purpose. First, the person must be trustworthy and not a gossip. Second, he or she has to know how to listen simply, without judging or troubleshooting to fix the problem or turning the talk back to themselves.
Who listens simply for you when you need it? Do you listen simply for others when they need it? How could you be a better listener?
Words to ponder.