Staying in touch..

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Staying in Touch

Let’s face it; technology has given us the ability to stay in contact with people who we meet all over the world, but how many of us actually stay in touch with all those people? Before you answer that maybe answer this first; how many of us stay in touch with people who live just down the road from us? You would think that modern technology has made it easier for us to keep in contact, but we are so overwhelmed by the amount of information we are confronted with daily and maybe we feel that reading and then liking someone’s Facebook status would suffice as far as staying in contact goes. Also, the thing about an easy, admin free friendship is that you should be able to pick up with someone where you left from and that means that you do not have to feel obligated to stay in touch with every single friend, but when you see them there is no animosity for the time in between.

On the flip side, you also meet so many people in life that it is not always easy to make time for everyone when they have time to see you and sometimes it can take some planning and commitment from both parties before anything materializes. Some friendships you will just outgrow naturally, but then there are others where when you see the person again it is as if you saw them yesterday. I try my best to make time for people, but I suffer from a little something called “couch potato syndrome.” I have these moods where all I want to do is chill out and not see anyone and I am perfectly content in my own company. I know there are people who like to be entertained 24/7 but I am just not one of those people. That said it is still important to make time for the people who make your life that much more entertaining and who are always there for you when you need them.

Some people will remain acquaintances while others will become treasures in your life. One of my treasures is on a hike in Spain and she will be sharing her crazy antics right here “Shereez The Traveller”. Some friendships have this unexplainable bond and those should be cherished. You fight or have a misunderstanding and get over it; you don’t see each other for a while, but it doesn’t change a thing. It does not matter who organised the last meet up and who calls whom…

TO FRIENDS! Have a lovely weekend everyone.

ME

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2 responses »

  1. I also suffer from Couch Potato Syndrome! So glad to find out i’m not alone. It is so easy to lose touch and become overly reliant on technology to maintain our relationships. People forget what it was like to make an effort.

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