I have always enjoyed listening to people’s stories.
As a young kid, I would hide behind the sofa when my parents had friends over and just listen…and remember.
I used to go with my grampa on his sales calls for his advertising specialty business. Most of these people my grampa would see were friends of his. I would observe and listen silently. I guess that is why I was allowed to come with him.
This could be why I always seemed to have friends wherever I went. My grampa was the one who gave me “How To Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie when I was thirteen. I have found books on personal improvement immensely valuable ( there are many books that are valuable in this regard, not only “self-help” books ), not only for making friends but developing self-confidence and improving self-esteem. I also used the knowledge gained from reading, and mentors to meet my mate, Sara.
I am not expert, far from it. Once in a while, however, an opportunity arises for me to apply the knowledge I do have to be a friend to someone. These are treasured moments. I am continuing my education in this regard to have more opportunities in the future. Many more.
There will be a book about how I met Sara in the near future. Near is a relative term, an evolving term, as more knowledge is gained about actually writing a book.
I am currently learning how to get back into reading. I will keep you posted.
Tomorrow’s show should be a good one, but I’m sure you’ve heard that from me before. Here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejp0yOiIX0
Tomorrow is a fundraiser Hockey game, should be a good one.
Until we meet again,