The Importance of Interaction

I was browsing through my photo’s on my phone and came across an old photo of an elderly man who I met whilst in the waiting room of the emergency Doctor’s last Summer.

I never caught the name of the man, but for over an hour he spoke of his life – little stories of himself and his loved ones. He pulled out a pack of cards from his coat pocket and began playing card tricks with us, he was an enthusiastic man to say the least.

All he did was give us a little of his time, he interacted and communicated with us. Distracted us from the 3 hour bore of a wait. Distracted the young man next to me from the excruciating pain in his head, and the lady in front from the burning sensation in her hand. I think we vastly underestimate the importance of interaction!

As humans, we’re created to live a life surrounded by others, in a community or ‘tribe’, not a solitary life. I find something deeply satisfying about being around other’s and conversing, whether that be with stranger’s or people I’m close to. Having an insight into somebody’s life is wonderful in the sense that you’re being given the chance to understand a few pages or chapter of their life story, how beautiful!

So, go smile at the guy in the street or pull silly faces at the baby in the pram, go chat with the waitress at your local cafe.

Interaction is something that we should treasure and value greatly, we’re surrounded by individual people with unique memories, keep your heart open and your mind always keen to learn!

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Hello, you!

Hi, I'm Beth I'm so glad to see you here!

For as long as I can remember I've kept a diary, journalling about the most riveting of topics ranging from Middle School crushes to the far-too spicy fajitas I'd had for dinner the night before.

I've always had a love for documenting every bit of my life - seemingly even the most mundane of experiences - alongside taking photos. You'll rarely see me without my camera in hand, or without a notebook and pen within easy reach.

This blog [Oh So Rosy] was born to curate a space where I can blend both passions together. The name was created after a lengthy brain-storming session in bed one morning. In short it encompasses a fierce positive perspective, to see the 'silver-linings' in each situation and to keep those 'rose-tinted' glasses firmly on.

Around here you'll find a mix of all things I love and snippets of my life. Whether that be adventures around the world; new recipes and home interior; or current thoughts and day-dreams.

I'm still very much trying to figure things out (isn't everyone?) in this weird yet insanely wonderful life, so I invite you to follow along this journey with me.

Wishing you a lovely day. Thanks for popping by.

Love, Beth ♡