Odd Fact #2 – October 3, 2015

So the other day, I was sipping on a hot chocolate and an odd fact popped into my head.  When I was in college, I was at breakfast one morning with a cup of hot chocolate, eggs, bacon and toast.  I sat there and like always, dipped my buttered toast in my hot chocolate.  Everyone looked at me weird.  I went to school in North Carolina.  However, at the table, there was a guy from Lancaster, PA which neighbors Lebanon, PA.  I looked at him and said, “Must be a Pennsylvania thing.”  He said with a smile, “No, that must be a ‘your family’ thing.”

I was like “What?  Have you never heard of that?”  He was like “Never.”

So I deemed this as an odd fact about me, because, apparently it is rare that someone dips their buttered toast in Hot Chocolate!  Haha.  Even though it does sound gross, you should try it.  Like they say, “Don’t knock it til you try it!”

Pure Talk – October 3, 2015

This blog is way overdue considering it has to do with the visit with my grandparents, Mom and Mark on Sept. 19th.  I would have written it sooner but I messed up my shoulder the next day and it hurt to do anything.  I am great now.  No broken bones.  J   I wanted to write this blog to talk about how great it was to see my grandparents, Mom and Mark.  I titled it “Pure Talk” because I remembered a statement my grandfather made when he said “It is so great to talk and laugh.”

Boy, we had a great time talking and laughing.  Laughing is a great medicine for the soul.  I thought about his statement and thought about the act of talking, conversating.  It is something that is slowly dissolving in society.  We tend to have conversations by text, email, phone calls and what I like to call “conversations with distractions”.  Conversations in person where people don’t give their full attention focus to what is being said, because they are texting, on their iPad, laptop, the TV is on, etc.  There we were, the 4 of us, sitting together, having a conversation without distractions.  No cell phones.  No laptops, No TV’s, etc.

It was what I liked to call “Pure talk.”  It was so amazing, so joyful, so fun, and so meaningful.  We had 4 hours of “Pure Talk.”  What if every once in a while we sit down with people to engage in “Pure Talk”?  Wholesome, full devotion, full listening to a conversation.  What an awesome thing and what an awesome way to build relationships.

I leave you with this.  I challenge you to engage in “Pure Talk” more often.  Put all distractions to the side and talk.