yesterday i was so busy with work and feeling stressed about a few things in my world. at the same time i was thinking of my friends and missing them. i wasn’t able to pick up the phone and chat with all of them at that moment. i was in a time crunch. but i could easily send a quick text message letting them know i was thinking about them. i know that when i get a random text from someone in my life, it makes me smile. makes me happy if i was otherwise bummed out. a simple text says so much and many people don’t realize that.
in today’s world of technology, it is easy to get away from one on one conversation and hide from any real face to face or voice to voice interaction with other humans. for the introverted type like myself, that can be dangerous. for anyone really, it can be dangerous. texts, social media, emails…can all act as a shield from society.
but there is a flip side….
this same technology can act as a bridge for connecting people as well. when life is busy or has its own plans for me…it prevents me from having the time to call everyone on my list or to check in with those i love. that’s when the beauty of texting comes in to play. i can say “hello”…”thinking of you” in a matter of seconds. and the receiver is sure to appreciate the act (generally) and will then know i am thinking of them and they are still on my radar, even though im not present or able to pick up the phone. texting is a way to stay connected to those i love. and i am grateful for that.
so random act of kindness #9 was texting a few friends that were on my mind…just to let them know i was thinking of them. it’s that simple. and it generally has a big (positive) impact on the receiving end.
use our technological world in a positive way to stay connected. it works.
IT’S SO SIMPLE AND THE KINDNESS IS APPRECIATED….