I read this article last week: The Only One
It was a link in an email from Cait Flanders…
It immediately made me want to do something. I flipped to my email and sent a note to a friend that I’d been meaning to get in touch with for months… She’d had a pretty bad car accident, and I’d hung out with her husband since the accident, but not her… But then I remembered that I hadn’t actually been in touch with her husband in a while either, so I quickly typed up another email to him… It felt good… and bad… I felt guilt that I hadn’t done it sooner. It took reading an article by some random person on the internet I don’t know to encourage me to actually spend the 2 minutes it takes to write an email… I had spent longer reading the article!
The worst part of the whole thing, was that when I got a response from her husband, it wasn’t all that positive… And it made me feel even more guilt for not reaching out sooner.
I’ve had a goal all year in an effort to do better at keeping in touch with people, but I’ve expressed recently that I didn’t really think I was doing a good enough job of actually putting an effort in to it… But that didn’t actually get me off my butt to change anything… And I need to… So… for the next week, I’m going to challenge myself to go through the list of people on the page in my bullet journal, and contact each and every one of them. Even if it is just a quick text or email. I’m going to do that. Got it? And, yes… I will be back in a week with the results…
In the meantime, I highly recommend that you give that article a quick read and reach out to anyone that you have been meaning to get in touch with, but just haven’t found the time. It’ll be worth it, I promise!
Photo by Freddy Castro on Unsplash