Live Chat – No, Really, Live!

22 09 2010

 

Facebook and its brethren are wonderful tools to facilitate the flow of information, (re)connect with friends, spread word of important causes, play MafiaFarmZooMania; however, they cannot help carry your groceries, find your car keys, dry your tears, or let out your dog.  The internet makes lots of things more convenient, but community is not served by convenience.  We need contact, not just contacts.

Even though it may feel easier to rely on computers and cell phone messages to “communicate,” it is not.  True communication is sharing.  Electronically, we’re taking turns, parallel playing.  In person, everyone is in the game together and all at once – much better.  If you haven’t taken time to chat face to face with someone this week, schedule a lunch, coffee, or walk with a friend – don’t wait. The time we spend with other people, sharing our excitement, trepidation, disappointment, joy, and love is what nourishes our souls. 

Thanks for reading my post.  Writing is important to me, so I hope you enjoy it.  I love reading others’ blogs and comments, too, but we need to remember there are real people on the other side of the messages we see on our monitors.  This afternoon, I am going to visit some artistic friends, enjoy a business dinner with a colleague tonight, and have an evening with the girls on Friday.  Ebay cannot paint my toenails.  Now, sign off and go visit someone!

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2 responses

22 09 2010
Donna Damgaard

I so hear you! Am off to a fun lunch with friends and fellow artisans! :>D

26 09 2010
Jake

Good stuff! I really appreciate your energy. Blessings to you…

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