I am always amazed at how quickly time passes. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months … months into years. And so it is with keeping in touch with my loved ones – both family and friends.
Perfect example? I haven’t seen my brother and sister-in-law since November. How did that happen? We went to see Trans Siberian Orchestra last November together. Nice dinner and then the show … great time – we always get along great! My niece had a baby on Thanksgiving – a few days after the show. I saw her and the baby while she was in the hospital. My grand-niece is four months old now! My brother & sister in law were suppose to take a little, quick trip to San Diego with me in January but her best friend died suddenly and unexpectedly a few days before we were set to go … January turned into February, into March … and now April. I haven’t even talked to them since Christmas. They live 6 miles away.
I have a multitude of good friends that I’ve now gone as much as five months without talking to them. We used to talk every week or so! We’ve emailed a few times … but is life really that busy? It is .. but I also know there is absolutely no excuse for us not communicating and interacting more often. It’s really one of those WTF? things.
Part of the reason I think is that we are each going through some challenges. But isn’t that exactly when family and friends pull together for support? When we stop and SHOW UP for each other? I am guilty of not reaching out … and I think they gave up on reaching out to me.
We seem to have replaced face-to-face time, phone calls, and even e-mails with reading about each other’s lives on Facebook. There’s something wrong with that. And I’m as guilty as anybody of letting this happen. Or perhaps it goes along with my other issue of being “STUCK” and unmotivated.
All I know is that it’s not working for me. I miss my family and friends and there’s nobody to blame but myself for the lack of communication. It’s time to reconnect – face-to-face, on the phone, more frequent emails … there are times when I think I need to abandon Facebook …. I’d certainly have more time to call my family and friends!
So here’s to you, all of you who are near and dear to me …. Call me! I want to hear from you! I promise I’ll call you …. Let’s MAKE the time to get together soon – and often. No more excuses.
And to all my new blog friends, do you have the same problem? Do you lose sight of your friends and family because you are wrapped up in your own little world? Have you lost touch with people near and dear to you? How will you … how can you … reach across that empty space to reconnect? And most of all … Namaste … I honor you …