I just love stories – reading them, hearing them, writing them… That is why I enjoy being a journalist. I get to hear wonderful stories every week, and often the best stories are the ones that come to you unexpectedly. All it takes is often just one question. The other day I went to an event and the conversation started going off topic, but I sensed there was potential for a good story and asked a question. This prompted memories to start flowing and stories of the good old days. When I thanked the person for sharing her stories, she looked me in the eye and said: “Thank you for asking.” It does not take much to show interest in someone else’s story. Take the time to ask and to listen – you’d be enriched by the experience.