Saturday, February 23, 2008

Coffee Thoughts...

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes just having a cup of coffee when everything is quiet in the morning gives you a little time to reflect on things, ya know? Those of you that take the time to ease into the day understand what I mean. Some memories are more easily accessed without outside interference.

This morning my thoughts are drawn to my sisters. There were three, but several years ago my middle sister passed on. Lately it seems that I spend more time thinking about my two sisters than I used to. I think it must be an age thing, because I really don't think that we are any closer or better friends than we used to be ...I think that we really just take the time to talk to one another and mainly to listen!

We were always close as children...but we didn't think of it as being close, just related. And as youngsters we never took the time to talk to one another, at least not for long. I mean about the important stuff. We don't quarrel about things like we used to, although I think that having quarrels with siblings is part of Nature. Even animals do it!

I know I'm rambling on this morning, but the point I'm trying to make is simply this. Take the time to not only talk to your friends and family...take the time to listen! Sometimes that is the most important part of any conversation...the listening!

I need a refill for my coffee...want some?


blondie said...

Have already had a pot of coffee,
but I'm listening.
Bouncing off the walls ... but still listening. lol

HermitJim said...

Thanks for the comment, Blondie...and for listening, even when bouncing off the walls! lol!