I have come to realize how much I rely upon good conversation to get my mind kicked into gear. It doesn't matter how many books I read, or how many educational DVD's I watch, or how much music I listen to; I am most stimulated by fascinating conversation with OTHER PEOPLE.
Perhaps this seems like a no brainer to most of you who have regular exchanges with others at work or school, or those with young ones at home to keep you entertained. Most of my days are spent rattling around in this big, old empty house alone. Finding distractions is not a problem. As many of you know, I have the queen of craft rooms that is filled with every possible amusement. But I am finding that what I crave most is conversation, particularly as I have embarked on this blogging challenge. It is impossible to pull anything out of a mind that has nothing going into it.
This morning I had delightful phone visits with my husband and my parents. I found them very stimulating and uplifting; it was exactly the jump-start my brain was needing. I love when I am given food for thought. Brian told me I may have to move outside my comfort zone in order to feed this craving for stimulating dialogue. That is a difficult move for me to make, but I may just have to take his advice.
Have a great day. I hope it is filled with interesting interchanges with a variety of characters. Therein lies the formula for the most stimulating thought.