If you were eavesdropping in the Senior Flatmates’ apartment, you would hear Dina and me having the most amazing conversations. There are some we have often:
How are our businesses doing and how can we grow them?
How are Dina’s parents, 93 and 94, doing and how can we help them?
How are Ann’s son, Gabriel, and his band doing? He’s the lead singer and they are just breaking through.
How can we meet more men and “grow” our social relationships?
And, of course, politics, which includes random yelling at the television, telling them what we “really think.”
And then there are our other, deeper conversations—the ones we truly love.
We’re both committed to being our best selves. We strive to live lives of meaning and purpose. This morning, over yoghurt and fruit, Dina shared a realization that she is living true to her values, an insight she gained from the book she’s writing, on consciousness. Talking, we both saw how much we have grown, how we live our lives congruently with what we believe in: empowering ourselves and others to identify and live into what they most value.
With Thanksgiving coming, we are indeed blessed. We work for ourselves. We do work we respect, and we make a difference. Hopefully, we will leave a legacy of good work behind us. We wish no less than that for all of you.