Is it necessary to trust someone you like? (friends, acquaintances or co-workers with whom you have no familial ties)

I’ve been twisting around in circles trying to answer this one but for me I think it only works with acquaintances. I don’t have to trust someone to make small talk. There are plenty of people with a fantastic sense of humor who keep me in stitches but I don’t trust them with things important to me. For co-workers and friends? Frankly, I have to trust them to like them.

Do you hold grudges? What do you do when someone really irritates you?

Short answer: not really, not anymore. In my younger years I could hold onto a slight like I was medaling in the Ill Will Olympics. These days I won’t hold onto the grudge but I don’t forget what I’ve learned about people either.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve heard someone say?

Healthcare is a human right.

Is crying a sign of weakness or strength in adults? 


What small things were you grateful for this week?

Snuggly kitties, duck boots for a rainy day, and the energy to cook a good dinner last night.

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