Sometimes I see something in a store that would be perfect for a friend or think of a funny memory that makes me want to reach out to a family member. But then I don't, and the moment slips away.
In this world of endless communication possibilities, why do I struggle with sending that quick text or mailing a letter to just let someone know I'm thinking of them?
Well, a few weeks ago, one of my lovely cousins called me out of the blue just to say hi and catch up a little. I hadn't talked to her in so long, and let me tell you, it was so good to just hear her voice. It really did brighten my day and made me wonder why I didn't do things like that, too.
What a wonderful thing to tell someone you're thinking of them.
So as I was strolling through Target the other week (as I normally do most lunch breaks), just seeing what fun new things they had out, this adorably quirky bracelet of two frogs kissing caught my eye.
It made me immediately think of my sister, who lives in another state. Then it made me smile, and I knew it would make her smile, too.
So I mailed it to her. It wasn't her birthday or Christmas.
It was just because...
every day needs a little whimsy.
And it's so true. We all get bogged down in our workaday woes and fast paced life, so we need to make sure we incorporate a touch of whimsy, a bit of wonderment into the day to remind us of the magic of our surroundings and that others love us and are always thinking of us.
I want to be better at taking advantage of these little opportunities to make someone I love smile. Sometimes I feel I have to have something to talk about or that I'll be intruding in their day, but how can sending a quick hello or delivering a smile make their day anything but brighter?
So that's my goal. To be aware and vigilant of ways to share a bit of whimsy with those near and dear to me.
What about you? How do like to keep in touch with friends and family?