Friday, July 26, 2013
Give and Take
Yesterday, I was fortunate to have numerous meaningful experiences with individuals willing to genuinely engage, resulting in powerful flows of give and take. First off, a morning meeting with a fellow book club member to discuss minor changes to my book. That was followed by coffee and a heart-to-heart with a young friend going through a very difficult time. Later, an appointment with a business acquaintance to enquire about his product. That led to further conversation wherein we discovered several shared connections and similarities, including both of us losing a son. Stopping in for an impromptu playtime with my granddaughter before returning home for a three hour phone session with my best friend to go over final edits. Thankfully, none of these experiences were rushed or shoehorned in, allowing adequate time for total immersion in each and every moment. Rather than merely showing up, each one of us brought our best self to the experience, resulting in deeper connection. Truly magnificent.