Friday, July 30, 2010

An Unexpected Call

There is a saying that goes something like, "Real friends can go for ten years without talking or seeing one another, yet when they do reunite, their conversation starts off where they left it."

I'm blessed to have a few true friends like this. We don't see each other regularly and sometimes can go months, or even years, without talking. Yet, I'm always amazed that when we do, there is no pause. We can catch up within moments, as if we just talked the day before.

I have to admit, I'm much better at keeping in touch with people through the internet. I've always been the best at communicating through written form. It is just natural for me to send an email, or a message on Facebook, to check in on those I care about. I'm not a regular chatter on the phone, but it isn't because I don't enjoy it. In fact, it is those unexpected calls, those surprise breaks in your day, that sometimes mean the most.

It takes less than a minute to send something electronically but calling someone takes actual time out of your day. That someone thought about you and took the effort to make a call, makes you feel special.

It brought me joy that a dear friend did just that today. She had a brief question, that could just as easily be answered through Facebook or in an email, but she chose to call and ask. Doing so, led to a fun-filled talk that lasted close to an hour. My spirits were lifted and I was actually smiling upon hanging up the phone. An unexpected call that snuck joy into my day, because it was a chance to reconnect with a treasured friend in this busy world we all live in.


Anonymous said...

Well Heather Blair, I am truly touched! You are the best onion I have EVER took the time to peal!!! I love you!

Anonymous said...

I mean peel! No spell check! I am a better talker!!

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