As far back as I can remember, people have told me their stories.
Stories of struggles and challenges in life, perhaps hoping to be heard, untangle their thoughts or unburden their hearts.
I have always been a curious and caring sort, willing to listen.
For one reason or another, I was also able to ask the right questions that helped them delve a little deeper, become more curious about themselves in the process, lighten the load and feel hopeful even.
This later became my profession as I witnessed how this exchange deeply nourishes all that makes us human.