We wanted to get on the road pretty quick, so we had an abbreviated coffee break. The mood around the table was quite jovial today. Everybody was in good spirits, especially when the coffee started kicking in. S brought up the fact that he had misplaced his usual hat, and B without missing a beat came back with “Well at least you didn’t lose your head”. That was the kind of silly stuff that was going on all day. There was a very easygoing vibe today. This is such a good combination of guys. I notice in our coed groups, and our ladies groups, how people look out for each other. But I also really noticed it with this group today. I love it when somebody steps up to the plate. Today one of the guys was having problems finding some words, S jumped right in and said ” That happens to me all the time, and always at the worst times’. Instead of getting frustrated with not being able to find the words, we were able to laugh. I think it is so cool that our guys are that comfortable, and feel that safe with each other. Humor and acceptance can go far.