Day 2370: The conversations you didn’t know you needed

“The conversations you didn’t know you needed” could be part of an advertisement for group therapy.

It’s also a phrase I photographed between my two “Coping and Healing” groups yesterday.


Did you know you needed these conversations?

What about these conversations?















If you need another look at my “poetic”  conversation about family (pictured a few conversations above), here it is:

I’m going to try to write a poem about family,

It’s probably not going to be very grammarly,

Families are where we are born,

They can make us happy or forlorn,

You can pick your nose but you can’t pick your family.

Here’s a recap of some other important conversations photographed above:

Ignore the environment, it will go away …

The best things in life aren’t things …

Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides.

Never worry alone.

If you need important conversations about this blog post, please participate below.

I don’t know about you, but I always need conversations about gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.



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12 thoughts on “Day 2370: The conversations you didn’t know you needed

  1. I wrote this poem about a friendly Thursday night conversation
    This Is What Matters

    My Thursday evenings, are a boys night out
    As usual, we drank and chattered
    Opinions on every general topic
    No politics nor religion
    We talk about important issues
    Mainly, travel, music and sports
    Lively banter, of who’s who
    Any, this and thats
    We know what matters
    And how to save a world in tatters

    Then I was asked about my trip
    My adventures in New York
    And the meeting of my cousins and their families
    In the warmth of Philadelphia
    Fondly, I mentioned my time there
    With family, and my special niece
    I explained how they thoroughly spoilt me
    I said “Truly the best time of my life”
    Slowly tears welled in my eyes
    And my friends, saw the liquid joy in my heart
    Then they said to me “We know, this is what matters”

  2. Here’s to you and your family and great picking (on your ukulele) Ann.

  3. I hate to be contrary but I believe you can, and do, pick your family. I believe my friends are my family, although a funny thing about friendships is I don’t believe I’ve ever picked any of my friends. Friendships aren’t chosen; they just happen. So if you don’t mind I’d like to contradict myself again and say you don’t pick your family. Families just happen.
    Well, that was unexpected, but I’m glad we had this conversation.

  4. Good moms let their kids lick the beaters…but the best moms lick the beaters themselves. My husband and I are always sure to lick the beaters these days, saving our kids from the sugar and raw egg.

  5. One of my oldest friends once told me I was boring. I hadn’t thought I needed that, but it was certainly seminal

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