Message in a bottle by markflemingphoto
I just got a wonderful reminder of how great it can be to hear from an old friend. Someone I hadn’t heard from in about 1 ½ years emailed me today. It was terrific to hear from her. Even though we hadn’t talked in a while, hearing from her brought back lots of memories and made me smile.
So I want to remind all of you (and myself as well,) that you can always rekindle the friendship of your past. No matter how much time has passed, many friendships endure even after years of no contact. Sometimes one person or the other has forgiven the rift but just hasn’t taken the time to call. Once the connection has been re-established, all is resolved and the fun comes rushing back.
This past week for Thanksgiving I got to see my niece and nephew whom I hadn’t seen in quite a while. Although we had lost touch and hadn’t spoken in several years we were soon laughing and talking over old memories. It was a wonderful bonus to a great holiday week and I was overjoyed to visit with them again.
Make a plan this year to get in touch with at least one person that you normally would put off in the holiday rush. Send them an email, a greeting card or give them a call. You’ll make their day and feel good at the same time. If you’re ready to forgive an old wound or can’t remember why you’re mad, let this holiday season be a time to let go of grievances and move back into joy. You’ll both be glad you did.
Even if they rebuff your friendship, at least you will have tried. It’s absolutely worth the chance to find out. Who knows you might renew a closeness that will be rewarding for years to come. Check out the post on my other blog 12 tips to stay in touch with friends and family. If any of you try this out, let me know how it turns out. Good luck!