KIT = Keep in Touch
I remember writing this in everyone’s yearbooks at the end of the school years. Was I the only one? With all of the technology at our finger tips todays, it seems that, ironically, this has gotten that much harder. We have a zillion distractions and, since we write everything down or store it in our smartphones, we have zero capacity to remember anything anymore, (Full disclosure: if it’s not on my to-do list, it’s not getting done.)
One day last week, I decided to stop thinking, “I should really reach out to that person,” and I did it instead. I reached out to a handful of friends that I love but haven’t spoken to lately. I made plans with two of them and a few others I just said hi to and found out what was going on in their lives.
It’s really easy to forget to do something as simple as saying “hi” to friends who are far away or who you’ve maybe lost touch with. But it’s also really easy to just do it in the moment you think about it – just text them and say hi. Or email them, or message them on Facebook. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you could call them. But let’s not get crazy now…
Technology is great, but human interaction is better sometimes.