My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it’s surprising how often they head in your direction. ~Author Unknown
A few days before Christmas I filled the teapot with water, set it on the stove to heat, picked up the phone and dialed my sister’s phone number. I turned the burner up to HI just as my sister picked up the receiver on the other end and immediately said “Hello! Hold on a minute will ya, Sue, I want to put my tea kettle on.”
“Yep,” I thought as I waited, “we’ve still got it – that twin telepathy thing.”
When she returned to the phone I said, “What a coincidence. Just this minute I put water on to heat for a cuppa, too.”
Mind you, I am in Colorado and she is in Maryland. Although in two different time zones, we were both ready for a cup of tea at the same exact time.
It often turns out that we call each other simultaneously, both feeling like we need to have a good long visit.
“I wanted to speak with you before real the holiday confusion sets in. I have been in touch with some blasts from the past.”
“Like who? Who have you been in touch with?” Jan asked, sounding very curious, and as if she had missed out on something.
“Oh some people we knew in high school. I’ve connected through social media.”
I began to name them off. We had a great time recalling the good old days and people neither of us have been in touch with for nearly four decades!
Do you have people you would like to be back in touch with? Did you know reconnecting with old friends is good for your health? Here’s an article that will be of interest. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/staying-connected-to-the-past
What better New Year’s gift could you give a long lost friend or relative than the gift of your voice? I’ve tried to do that through a different kind of medium – in my memoir writing!
Reconnect to a long-lost friend or acquaintence before another year goes by and you delay it. Wishing you a fulfilling year ahead with good health and lots of renewed friendships! Happy 2015!
This blog is brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard, author of Short Stories: Lessons of Heart & Soul and the award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected. For more information, go to http://www.allthingsfulfilling.com/about-the-book/.