Some people find striking up a conversation with someone you don't know can be quite awkward.Not me! I'm really interested in what makes people tick, and I view it that if you are both in the same place, you have something in common and a place to start the conversation!
We find friends over the years, through things we have in common. For example, when we are young and our children go to school, you see regularly the same people and your social networking, begins. Our hobbies take us with like minded people, and we may also go to the pub, and start meeting people regularly. Of course our work, is another area where we meet people where we have things in common. Sometimes, work is the only thing that you have in common, so therefore the relationship rarely gets beyond first base!
Since the start of my journey, I have become a regular, at places I had never been to in my life! Hospital clinics, and treatment rooms, charity offices, medical conferences, to name but a few. When I went into my first chemo session, I was scared! I had seen a lot of things in my life, but had never been pumped full of poison. I was in a room where that was happening to everyone, and in truth it was quite quiet. I started to talk to some of the other patients and before long the noise level had been raised and there were smiles and laughter. We were still having the poison, but somehow, we felt better about it!
I find that truly ironic, as I would never have eve met these lovely people if I hadn't got sick!
Do you agree with me? Have you got your own story to tell about someone special. We would love to hear it.