One thing I really enjoy is meeting new people. I am lucky that my work takes me to lots of places where I can do that. It’s also great to meet people who want to know more about the same things that interest me.
Today I called in to see my friends Jan and Tom at Nont Sarah’s at Scammonden. Jan has a coffee shop that is open on a Sunday afternoon. My daughter and I took a little road trip to spend some time up on the moors, enjoying the view and the company. We love seeing what new crystals and products Jan has got on display. I also love that Jan and I get to talk ArchAngels and all things spiritual. It was lovely to discuss books we had been reading so we could compare notes. And because the shop is open you never know who you might meet.
As we all chatted another couple called into the coffee shop. They decided to have a cuppa and took look around. I love the way Jan has a set of Oracle cards out on one of her tables because this proved to be the starting point to a great conversation. We sat around discussing Tarot cards, Spirit presence, the paranormal and the 1969 moon landing. It turned out that one of the pair wanted to ask me some questions. He renovated buildings and had often felt like he wasn’t alone. I was able to explain that Spirit people often pop back in to a familiar place to see how it has changed. Of course that makes perfect sense. When I go past a house I used to live in I want to see what has happened to it since.
So we all chatted on. And on. Sometimes when you meet someone for the first time it can be a bit uncomfortable finding things to talk about. But if you can find a shared topic it can be so easy.
That’s what I really liked about today. The conversation included all of us. Every one listened with an open mind. So the discussions could go off in different directions quite naturally. It was also easy in the sense that we didn’t all agree. There were different views offered. And accepted. When you meet people who are willing to consider your point of view but feel confident to stay with their point of view too it makes for a great conversation. I enjoyed the debate that went back and forth so easily.
I’m not here to try to convert anyone. I much prefer to discuss and reach no overall conclusion than be pinned to only one view. How great to meet like minded people. I don’t mean people who all shared the same point of view. We clearly didn’t. What we did share for a lovely hour was each other’s company, ideas and thoughts. I’m certainly going to be taking another road trip or two up to Nont Sarah’s soon.
Day 315 of my blogging challenge.