For this post, I’m taking a short break from the specifics of court reporting… I hope it’s a welcome diversion from your daily deposition!
Valentine’s is in the air! From chocolate roses to love-stamped candy hearts, this time of year pulls me back to my childhood days of innocence. Back then, love was as simple as a passed note, “Will you be my girlfriend?” (Mark “yes” or “no”). Thinking about it still makes me blush.
Today, relationships are much more complicated. We have jobs, families, clients, friends, and a myriad of other layers in our social sphere. I saw a snippet from Good Morning America the other day which caught my attention. Evidently, a research study has concluded that there are “36 questions to make you fall in love, for the first time, or again!” I thought the findings were interesting, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day I’ll share the video with you:
At minimum, the 36 questions would surely prompt some engaging conversation. Here’s a sampling of three:
- Number 1: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
- Number 9: For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
- Number 34: Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
The full list of questions can be found here.
As a court reporting firm owner, I’m blessed to be surrounded by a talented group of reporters, staff, clients, and colleagues who enrich my daily life. I’ll have to give some of these questions a try the next time I’m out to lunch with one of them. I’ll be curious to see what new things I learn about these amazing people who provide such value on a daily basis.
May the love of this Valentine season bless you today!
Lori T. Donovan, RMR, CRR
Certified Court Reporter