I don't know about you but I need to be reminded, and often, of the quality of the most obvious of things. Like conversations. With friends or family or whathaveyou.
I had one of the best conversations last week. A friend dropped in to chat, as he sometimes does. He says it's right aisy to talk with me. While I assured him that yes, I find it right aisy to talk with him too, for hours sometimes.
And I noticed when he left, I was uplifted, happier, more positive in my outlook. This was affirmed to me when he emailed me that night and said he felt twenty years younger and the only conclusion he could imagine was the fact that he had talked to me.
Now I am no guru and contrary to my avatar, not all that wise either. My own conclusion is this:
I am convinced that the best conversations are about ideas and dreams and personal experience and history.
It goes like this:
"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."
Now if I could be mindful of this in each and every conversation I have I would be truly wise indeed.