November 14 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, November 14, 2016

Recently I facilitated a group conversation using questions from the Time for Family, Time for Talk materials. We shared our thoughts about the questions, “What song best reflects you and your life?” and “What would your theme song be?” As we finished, I began to hear humming. I stopped, listened, and looked down to the other end of the table where one of the gentlemen was humming and singing Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” It was beautiful. These types of moments are available to you when you create the space to have these important conversations with others.

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