Over the last week or so, I have been feeling I need to spend a bit more time on my friendships. As I make it a point to listen to my intuition, I decided to call a good friend who has been on my mind, and the first thing he said was that he and his wife had been thinking about me too and were feeling a need to catch up with their friends. We all had a great laugh at the coincidence, and then we had a lovely chat, catching up on one another’s lives. It was just another reminder to me how valuable my friends are and how important it is to find ways to stay in touch, even when they are far away.
Of course, getting together in person is best, but isn’t always feasible. Nowadays despite physical distances, there are so many ways to keep in touch that our friends and family don’t ever seem to be too far away. In addition, we have cell phones to stay in touch from just about anywhere. And then there are instant messaging programs that allow us to use the computer to catch up with people we haven’t seen in a while and the programs such as FaceTime and Skype, where you can see each other while carrying on your conversation. If we are pressed for time, communicating with your friends all at once through a social networking makes it really easy. Online social networking is a great way to keep up with everyone without having to contact each person separately to find out what they are up to.
And there are always emails or good old-fashioned letters, notes and postcards. Almost everyone enjoys finding a nice personal note in among the bills and junk mail. I know that I do!