Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Keeping In Touch

I heard from a friend today, it had been a long time since we last communicated. I had thought of him often, but you know sometimes friendships drift and space is needed. He had read my blog last night about my dad and it had touched him, because his father's birthday is late October also.
It did my heart good, to get his note, and know that he is well and that life is treating him kind.

I try to keep in touch with my friends, old and new. Sometimes it is just not in the cards........interests change, life happens. But it is thrilling when friends keeps in touch. Just to know that someone thinks of you, that they want to know how you are and what you are doing.
There is something so special about the human connection, of keeping in touch. Don't you love that phrase, keeping in touch. Those words say it all. Keeping in touch, not drifting away, wanting to continue to care about you, no matter the distance.

So tonight, if you have friends that you think about, would love to hear from, no matter how long it has been........keep in touch. I can promise you, you will make their day when they hear from you. Even friends who are in close proximity lose touch and that is even sadder. When we allow ourselves to become so busy, we don't "keep in touch" It's different if the friendship has waned but if it is someone who still holds a place in your heart, Keep In Touch, no matter how embarrassingly long it has been.

Thanks to all my friends tonight who keep in touch. Sometimes I have a bad day or I'm just down, and I open my e-mail and there is a note that changes my day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, may we always keep in touch.

1 comment:

  1. I'll hear from a friend or a long ago co-worker or an old boy friend on my birthday. I have an easily remembered birth date. I try to return the favor but no matter how much I try I'll realize it was last week and miss it. I admire my friend Ann who never forgets anyone's birthday, always sends thank you cards, has her house decorated for every season and is the best cook living!