Someone gave me gift this past week which they have no idea they gave me. It was during one of those delight filled times, conversation and consideration with a friend.
It was a moment to savour and treasure in the moment and hold as dear after the moment. To realise gradually what bounty had been handed over and what a wonder to find in my hands from the apparently simple…hearing another’s affirmation of my being.
This was not presented to me with a flourish or fanfare there was no note of explanation or card of goodwill. It was offered in laughter wrapped up in thought decorated with shining eyes and imbued with the love of a friend.
I was not required to be on my best behaviour or engage in polite general small talk listen to diagnosis, prognosis or best cure course of action or inaction. I was ‘just’ encouraged to be in the moment as I was and to feel complete acceptance. No tricks or techniques just one fallible fragile human being spending a moment with another and recognising my humanity as I recognised hers.