Today is a busy world, how we keep in touch tends to be with a text, and e-mail .. AND if we are moved, we pick up the phone and have a chat. So often I hear that the chosen way to connect is by text.
I was out with my Mother and sister yesterday, my Mom is legally blind, and can no longer stand for long periods of time, due to a very nasty hip and bad back, so she is in a wheelchair. She has always enjoyed receiving, and sending out cards. At 95 she still has that desire to “keep in touch” and for her, she likes doing it by card and with a phone call. At 95 she is no longer surrounded by her many many friends, the cards arriving and the calls, have long ago stopped happening.
My sisters’ and I find ourselves doing her card shopping, she likes to always have cards on hand to send or give to friends and acquaintances, some of my friends who used to participate in the ATC (Artist Trading Card) rounds, used to send her cards, simply to share with her. She loved it. She has binders of saved mini art pieces that she can go back to and remember. To my wonderful friends who still send her an ATC and /or card, I appreciate and love you with my whole heart for being so thoughtful and generous, in sharing your gifts.
Since way before our time, love,caring appreciation, recognition was shared with a card, sentiment, letter, it was something done by the person sending, the special personal greeting, that when received, was always a special moment, and a time when a “fresh” connection was made … across the miles, distance and time vanished as the friendship was forged into a tighter bond.
It is not in the number of times, you do something, or how often you call, it is in the quality of the time you spend, and the sincerity of your actions.
Namaste = Oyashikiri
If I have not already shared the following clip with you, then please, if you have the time. give it a listen..
For a great video on letting go… take a moment to watch Amanda Gore