Connections

It’s time we heard more stories like this one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Empty Nest, Full Life

My husband is a very good human. He is kind, thoughtful, gentle. Pretty much everyone likes him.

Paul was a shy and quiet child, but grew into himself as an adult. He’s a constant surprise to old friends who knew him way back in High School, because he’s now the most social one of all of us.

Now that he is an outgoing, confident adult (and a successful and well respected psychologist), he has begun to articulate what it is that makes him reach out to strangers.

“It’s all about the connections,” he tells me. “Life is about making connections with other human beings.”

I know that he’s right, but I am not always as open or as non-judgmental as he is. But I try to be open. I try to greet people with a smile and a welcome.

Today that attitude paid off for me, as I made a…

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

4 thoughts on “Connections

  1. daninmaya

    In the last few years buses have become my main mode of transportation and I’ve often been surprised how open people while waiting at the bus stop. I have had people share there life story: their marriages, their work, where they’ve lived, their health, current dilemma on their mind. No names are spoken, no expectations to see each other again. Yesterday I said to my wife, I wonder how that woman from Belize is doing now? Human connection, wonderful.

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