So I spent some time this week catching up with a variety of old friends. We just met and had a small bite to eat, went for a walk or just hung out. We would talk about things we have been involved in lately and also about great conversations we had in the past. I noticed a growing trend as the week went along, many of my friends told me I am great at conversation. What I realized as I looked back on the week and the conversations we had is that I didn’t say much, if anything at all. I only responded to the conversation topic. All I did was listen and respond. It’s amazing how you can grow a relationship by listening and trying to understand how a person feels and put yourself in their shoes instead of just waiting for your turn to talk. Silent conversation is great!