Today was Bell Let's Talk day in Canada who's initiative is to began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. To reach out and engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle. Just by fluke last week I invited a couple friends over for sushi not really paying attention to the day and then earlier this week got invited to another friends for lunch today as well. So as it ended up I talked and talked all day. Not about mental health but about so many other things. It got me to thinking that having people in our lives to talk to is so important!! Don't get me wrong I love my alone time too and will have an hour long bath just so no one will talk to me in my house, but knowing that if I need to talk about anything I have friends there for me. I also realised the importance to talking to friends and acquaintances of all levels of closeness and how different those conversations can be and how they can add to your life. I also want to add that when I referring to talking I mean the back and forth conversation of talking and listening, not just me rambling on to people but I am sure I do that too some days. I have friends that know way too much about me, I am sure they know me more then I know myself. I tell them everything, in detail, to the point they might just be thinking please just stop what is coming out of your mouth!! I have friends that I know when we sit together we are almost exploring looking for another point of view from each other where we can leave thinking I have never thought of it that way before. I also have people that I, and I know this will be a surprising to some, just listen. One of my favourite things is to listen to someone who has a complete opposite opinion than me and ask how they got to that opinion. It's amazing to me when I can see why they think that way. I usually don't agree with them but that's ok because my opinion is form through that path I am walking. I try when I am down to reach out to my friends and sometimes just talk about absolutely nothing, and I mean pointless stupid stuff that makes us laugh and really makes no sense but I feel better at the end. So if you need to talk about mental health please do so or if you can't maybe just talk and see where it takes you!!