The Talking Pillow

April 25, 2014

in the generous life

A few years back I asked for ideas concerning conversation starters and a generous wife shared this great suggestion (thanks”Princess”!).

Credit for this has to go to my prince–for our most recent date, he settled us both on the couch & held up a pillow, saying that he would express gratitude, admiration or a compliment of me & then toss it to me. I was then to express a compliment, gratitude or admiration of him–or ask him a question–and toss it back (etc.).

The one thing he hadn’t taken into account was that he’d chosen our kitty’s “kneading pillow”, which kitty soon reclaimed.  ;) We had to make do with a different pillow! But it was a very good evening–it went too quickly.

I love this creative idea that gives each person a turn at speaking. It’s great for fun exchanges, but it could also be used for those hard conversations where you have conflict or where you need to brainstorm for solutions to a problem.

Grab a pillow and take turns!

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.  Henry David Thoreau

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