Today I find myself particularly grateful for the wonderful people I have the privilege of calling my friends. I am very lucky that I managed to meet amazing groups of women during several different phases of my life- high school, college, and graduate school, and each group strives to keep in touch with each other. As I was skyping with one of my dear grad school friend in Atlanta, I thought how neat that we both took two hours out of our day to sit and video chat with one another?
Sometimes we take simple pleasures like this for granted and forget to make time for those who matter in our lives.
I am 100% guilty of this sometimes. I find it so easy to get caught in the monotony of my daily routine and work, that nothing else seems to have a chance to creep into my thoughts. Then I think, well, all these smart phones and computers make things so easy to keep in touch, why don’t we do it more often! With modern technology, we can all send group emails and texts so that your entire gang can get in on the conversation and actually get a good dialogue going, surpassing the boring how’s work, life and family questions.
Currently, I am in one group text with my high school friends, where we wake up and end the day together, everyday, an email chain with my college friends celebrating a pregnancy announcement, and a Whatsapp group text with my graduate friends in Atlanta and Mexico full of promises to take a trip together this year. Isn’t that pretty amazing?
I tell each one how much I love them and appreciate their friendship often.
Don’t let life get in the way of the things that make life livable. Take the time to reach out and get connected. Never underestimate the power of a friendly “just checking in and saying hi” text or “thinking about you” email! I hope I inspired to you take the time for those people always in your corner!
How do you like to stay connected and in touch with the people in your life? I would love to hear new, interesting ways!
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis