Everyone who has a friend knows how special it is to take some free time to get to know one another. Sharing of ideas, chatting about what they’ve been up to, finding more about their favorite hobby, or asking what they expect to happen in the future. In other words, the conversation can go in many, many directions. Despite all the different directions the conversation takes, it seems there is a lightness in the air because of the camaraderie that is shared. Whether the conversation turns towards you, it does not matter because you are interested in sharing your free time to catch up on a long-established friendship.
On another level of sharing, whether with friends or acquaintances, relatives, or the new family that has just moved into town, sharing ideas is what it is all about. In sharing our ideas with others, we find out more about who we are and who they are; differences and similarities all mix to make a lively conversation. Sometimes being at the local soda shop is a good time to order a frappucino or if it is available, a favorite Monin Canada Apple Brown Butter Betty, a favorite of many. If the waiter asks, just share the recipe (I’m sure you know it by heart) :
15 ml of Monin Caramel Apple Butter Syrup
15 ml Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
2 shots espresso and add steamed milk
When your conversation continues, you’ll have something to share besides your ideas. A good soda or specialty coffee just may be what is needed to enhance the sharing. Truth is, it is always great to share with others the ideas that you have. Recently, two friends were making conversation about a similar problem. As they shared the problem, they both realized that they could solve it. They had been trying to get in touch with one another over the Internet, but their email folders kept getting full of unwanted mail, so they decided to fix the issue. Well, they did, and it became an Internet startup company. Sharing ideas with others doesn’t always have to bring big results, but don’t leave out the possibilities that it may.
Sharing our ideas with others can be very helpful. When one person shares something that the other didn’t realize, both parties become better. Though not a family, society is made to generate better ways of doing things, and sharing with others is a way to generate enthusiasm about ideas. Staying respectable to other people is key when we share ideas with others. Being respectable towards others gives wholeness to them that lifts up both parties. While sharing our ideas, we want to be able to walk away and rejoin others in a healthy conversation. Being courteous and kind while sharing our ideas brings the conversation and sharing to a level where all can remain open and affirmed for what they share. A great man once said that when we have a conversation with others, whether one-on-one or in a larger group, we should always try to put a positive interpretation on what the other says. If we can’t find a positive interpretation, we can always ask the person to clarify.
The great English author, C.S. Lewis, once told his listeners, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” When we experience hardship, having someone around that we feel comfortable with is a great way to share the ideas of how we feel and understand what took place in our life. Often, when we open ourselves and share our thoughts with others, it gives others the chance to see deeper into our life and they have a chance to deliver us from the burden. If we are willing to give more of ourselves, there are other ways, too. We could always write a letter to a friend, talk on the phone, send them an email, chat, or use Skype® to share with them. Whatever ways we use, we end up sharing who we are and giving a listening ear and a positive respectful attitude towards others. We will always grow in meeting people where they are and give more value to our own life.