We’re into the social season: summer vacations, the lake, beach, amusement parks, cookouts, holidays, etc.
However, we still have to realize that staying connected requires work on both ends.
I was rereading a portion of “From Darkness To Sunshine” where I advised folks to stay in touch and have updated contacted info on the ones closest to you. More than that, actually contact them every 2-4 weeks.
Obviously I’m speaking of the ones in your social circle. Anyone else needs to be accessible though.
This is one of the reasons I hate changing phone numbers. I have had the same one for nearly 5 years and many people still reference my 812 number. It can be frustrating.
Anything worth having or keeping definitely requires work. Calling, texting, social media, most importantly visiting and face to face interaction. You have to be available and make time for those important for you.
Yes you have this week blocked off and that evening. But you’re available sometime. Make something happen, even if it’s just a drink. Don’t allow anyone to fall through the cracks.
So when you’re planning excursions or looking what to do during these fun and long summer days, don’t get lazy on those you care about. On the reverse side, watch for those that act as if you don’t exist.
Take advantage of every moment you can. It could be the last.