When did it become ok to use texting or social media as your primary form of communication with the people in your life that you have a special meaningful relationship with? When texting was first introducedin 1992, it was supposed to be for quick messages, ( SMS) short message service. It was not supposed to replace communication between people you love and care about. A phone conversation or face to face communication is so more intimate and meaningful and sadly it has become a lost art. Long gone is the handwritten note and soon to be long gone is the art oftalking with people when it matters most.
When was the last time you called someone just to say I love you or wish them a happy birthday or wish congratulations.Sadly, when have you chosen to text over picking up the phone or going to see someone in person to give condolences when something sad happens.
I Love Social Media and I am a strong advocate for Facebook, and all electronic communication. In many ways it has connected us with people and made our universe a little smaller and more connected. Everything has it’s place and there should be a balance. One thing should not replace or dominate the other.
A good friend network is like a balanced diet, says happiness coach Domonique Bertolucci, author of “ the Kindness Pact”. Every woman needs sustenance she can count on and a good friend to talk to. Talking is good for your health and it is an intimate connection between two people.
If you are looking for a good New Year’s resolution, one that is easy to keep, commit to texting less and talking more when it matters most!