|The Card Players 1892-95 Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm Courtauld Institute of Art, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Sometimes I'll like something so much that I'll want to share it with someone else. Not just anyone else, but someone I care about. Someone I love.
When I was a kid I collected stamps. I became passionate about the hobby and though it was an activity that I could enjoy on my own, I wanted my friends to join me. It was easy to get my sister on board with starting a stamp collection. She often followed the lead of doing things I liked. My friend Ross was also easy to convince since his father was also a stamp collector. Whenever I would find a friend that showed an interest I would show off my collection and hope to get them interested in the hobby so we could both share time together doing stamp collecting activities.
Sharing time is the key factor here. Whether it be a hobby or an activity of play, time spent in mutual enjoyment of something can be a time of bonding and friendship. Going to the movies with a loved one or traveling with them are other activities that can be shared with that special person with whom you want share time.
Eating with others can be intimate like a candlelit dinner date or communal as a potluck with a beloved group of people. Laughter and good conversation is some of the best sharing we can have. Sharing brings us together as spouses, families, friends, or any other common interest groups.
Sharing is an act of love.
What is your favorite sharing activity? Can you remember a sharing experience in your life that resulted in a deeper caring for another person? Have you joined any clubs where you've become extraordinarily close to the members?