There's an older, single woman that we often see walking her dog around our neighborhood. A while back, we decided to strike up a conversation with her. We enjoy hearing what she has to say, and she clearly enjoys having someone to talk to.
We were shaken to learn that our friend's daughter was just diagnosed with late stage cancer. She revealed that, because of the news of her daughter, she is suffering from depression and can't stop thinking of her son who she lost from AIDS.
We want to be better about taking the time to strike up conversations with people – especially those who are alone and could likely use an ear. Will you do the same? You never know how it might help someone and make a difference in you along the way!
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