I've already read this several times, and each time, my heart is warmed by this. Not only did I relate to the second-guessing and over-analyzing, but also the way we worry how we can be perceived. Let me tell you, while everyone has their talents and skills or other things that may be effortless to them, what I consider to be the most valuable thing is listening. Your compassion is evident in every verse. To me, that beats out everything else. There are so many things in this world that can be "taught", and one can learn and excel in, but it takes a certain kind of genuine-hearted person to support another person, ease their burden, and be there in a way others could never. To me, that's the best kind of person and I sure hope you are appreciated by those who know you.
Thank you! To those who know me, or take the time to truly know me, know that this is my biggest attribute. And it sounds like I’m feeding my ego but I mean it in the most humble way. I understand what it’s like to be heard but not listened to. One is just noise and the other is understanding. I try my best :)