...really have impacted me in a healthy and beautiful way lately -- connecting with friends and family and reconnecting with friends that I haven't seen in quite some time. What the reconnections make me realize is that there's no statute of limitations preventing us from reaching out to people from our past who we hold dear in our hearts but for whatever reason - time, usually, or distance - has made us move on down our road with fond memories but perhaps leaving behind some folks that fall by the wayside, not out of malice, but out of the sheer fact that there are only so many hours in a day. In fact, an e-mail (yep, I love e-mail. You can say so much more than in a text) from a long-ago friend to catch up, to say, hey, I'm going to be in town next week - can we get together? makes me feel like the connection we had originally is still there and all it takes is a little reconnecting to connect yet again. I don't know if I'm making any sense. But over the past couple of weeks, some friends that I have always loved and who I've been out of touch with have reached out to me and it's been pure joy to reconnect. Life is so flippin' short. Hurray for not being afraid to say, hey, I miss you, I want to see you, you mean something to me even though I haven't seen you in ages.
I hope this spurs you to pick up the phone and text or call or e-mail someone who you've been thinking of but who you may be sheepish to contact because it's been a while. Believe me, it'll be totally worth it.