So it is April 1 and I am feeling a little silly. Just read an entire article which got me all bent out of shape, I mean bent, like calling to my hubby half way through, “Oh my goodness you have got to read this, I can’t believe they are doing this.” bent….Then I got to the last line which reminded me that today is April Fool’s Day! Yes, I laughed at myself and it was a good start to the day!
So are you ready for my G?
Three little letters, GAB. It’s a glib word but I feel like it sort of fits me and my story. And Guess what, I am going to tell you why. 🙂
Ok let’s start with the definition:
Gab: verb – to talk a lot in an informal way usually about things that are not important or serious
Now stick with me here, ok? It says “usually about things that are not important” and what I am going to say is that gabbing to me is taking a serious conversation or topic and bring it to an informal level so we can really get to the heart of the matter.
Too much of a stretch?
Nah, I gab with folks all over the country at this point about learning disabilities, state and national awareness campaigns, state level legislation, and things I never thought I would get on the phone and discuss. And not only “discuss” but rattle on and listen in an informal manner and form real connections and relationships.
Maybe because writing does not make my top ten favorite things to do, or because reading an email longer than 4 lines seems overwhelming or maybe just because I like the sound a voice. I don’t know…but I do know I would rather hear it and talk about it.
So here is my final little thought on Gabbing. It’s serious stuff. When you talk to someone about a topic you accomplish a mission, when you gab with someone about stuff you form a relationship.