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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More on friends and friendship.......

There's always so much that I have to say on the topic of friendship, it is never enough even when I have already spoken my mind on the same.
I hope my readers do not get bored of my blabber-blabber too.
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 the best, but isn't always feasible. Nowadays, despite physical distances, there are so many ways to keep in touch that it is actually easy to do so.
In addition to our home phones, we have cell phones to stay in touch from just about anywhere. And there are instant messaging programs that allow us to use the computer to catch up with people we haven't seen in a while. There are even some computer programs that allow us to talk to each other in real time with video!
If one is pressed for time, communicating with one's friends all at once through a social networking site 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. Many people post pictures, tell stories and relate bits about their family, events, and vacations.
By posting regularly about what we are doing, we can take advantage of this media to let others know what we're up to in our day-to-day life, as well.
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 mails.
So, I would like to tell all of my friends that, even if you are busy, I encourage you to do whatever you can, suiting your own preferences, to stay in touch with your friends.
I'm sure, by taking advantage of some of the things I just mentioned, you'd be able to enjoy our friendships all the more.
I hope you all will take this opportunity to catch up with someone you haven't heard from in a while.
Why not see who comes to mind?


pallavi said...

Most of the times we cannot exactly pinpoint the precise moment when friendship gets consolidated. But all the precious moments which are shared in the company of one's friends mean so much to us in retrospect. Hence, I think it is absolutely sinful not to keep in touch with one's friends. I would agree with you, and add, that, instead of lamenting when one misses out on a friend or is clueless about the whereabouts of a dear old friend, and regaling others with the tales of the so called golden bond one shared with that person, one should be earnest in trying to stay in touch with that very person, no matter what!

diya said...

Most of us miss out on life's big prizes....
Nobel... Oscar.... Grammy......
but we're all eligible for the little treats....
A hug from our best friend....
A short nap leaning on the same friend....
A full moon,
A glorious sunset,
A hearty chat with all our closest ones.....
A delicious meal,
A good joke after the meal,
An ice-cream to go with it,
And a cold coffee too;
A sudden shower of rain,
A silent night on the terrace;
A slow walk on an empty road holding hands with the special one....
...Don't worry about missing out on the biggies, enjoy life's small delights....!!!