The best kind of friendships are those that pick up right where they left off, no matter how much time has passed. Today, pick up the phone and call a friend you haven't spoken to for a while.
I get that thanks to Facebook, you know how cute their kids looked on their first day of school, how amazing his vacation looked, that she started a new job just last week...
Facebook is a wonderful thing that keeps us connected, but seriously - pick up the phone and call them to tell them how cute the kids looked. Listen to him talk about his wonderful vacation. And don't you want to know about how much she's loving (or hating) their new job?!
Even better: Wait until you're having a bad day. Until you're in a miserable mood that feels like you don't want to talk to anyone. Force yourself to do this. I guarantee you, you will get off the phone feeling 10x better.
Why? Because you just felt a connection with someone you care about. You just heard in their voice that you brightened their day, out of the blue. You caught up. You listened. You laughed.
It's a strange thing, really. It's hard to describe the power of relationships. It's part of the true essence of life. I get that there are bills to pay, bosses that suck, jeans that are too tight... but none of that really matters.
What matters is that there's someone out there who loves us and that we love back. No matter what comes our way in life.
Nurture that love. It's a beautiful thing.