Idle chit-chat..small talk..schmoozing..engrossed in my own hopes and dreams..
what ever you want to call it..
I go through life doing all of the above…talking, listening, wondering, dreaming..
I will be the first one to admit that I have been known to psycho-analyze what people say..
- what did they really mean by that?
- does it mean they are angry?
- don’t they like me?
- did I say something wrong?
- what about my listening skills?
- are they really as good as I think they are?
When someone asks “how are you?”..Do they actually stop and listen to what the answer is?..
there are lots of sayings that we use in our day to day conversations..but do we really listen to what the answer is..or is it just a ‘filler’?
this one Doug uses all the time…WHAT ARE YOOUUU DOING?..makes me laugh every time..
have a great day!..I have been known to use this…
and a few chosen people will get this one too…
what have I learned?..listen more ..talk less..ask questions and wait for the answers!!
Talking and blogging are one in the same, in my opinion...the comments are the conversations that I have with the readers..
- Do you go back and read your comments?
- Do you reply when a response is deemed necessary?
so for now I will talk less and listen more…..
This afternoon we were privileged to be invited to an 80th birthday party…
Who turned 80?..Melba Campbell..she is the mother of my friend, Brenda…
Brenda and I have been friends since 1980..lots of talking and listening has gone on over the past 31 years…..
A lovely afternoon party that we were happy to attend..a room filled with a whole lot of talking…and a ton of memories…
The older I get the more I appreciate time well spent with a dear friend and her family.
Cheers, Melba!..may you have many more birthdays!!