Here are just a few ideas to put the 'personal' back into "personal relationships":
- Telephone vs. Text: for important heart-to-hearts, pick up a phone & discuss. If that's not possible, then make an effort to compare schedules. Sometimes, it helps to have a friendly face to go with the voice.
- Letter/Note vs. Email: forwarding jokes, chain letters & pictures are fine, every once in awhile, but dropping a note just to say "Thank You" or "Just Thinking of You..." are even better.
- Going Out vs. [All of the Above]: Instead of relying on the aforementioned ways to communicate, why not "do lunch". Better yet, schedule monthly outings (happy hour, bowling, museum tours, sporting events, window/shopping sprees, karaoke night, bar hop, pot luck, play dates, spa day, etc) to reconnect & see each other IN PERSON.
Admit it; its nice to be thought of & even better to think of others. I know we're in a Recession & all, but... it only takes "time" to show those that you care.
Feel free to share your ideas!
Cherish the day!... *Smooches&Hugs*