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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Anti-Procrastination Challenge: Call or Email a Long-Distance Friend

There are a number of people that were good friends of mine in college, but now I feel like I hardly know them.  They have moved away, and I have done a horrible job at keeping in touch with them.  In my opinion, "liking" or commenting on their Facebook status once in a while is a lousy alternative to actually calling them or emailing them with a meaningful message.

I am tired of making excuses for everything.    Among my excuses for not keeping in better touch with my long-distance friends are thinking that they are too busy or that I'll call at a bad time for them, my kids don't like it when I'm on the phone, and more.  But the real truth is that I've just been too lazy to make the effort.  A true friend will take the time to keep in touch with people she cares about.  Even if it's not always convenient, a true friend will make a way to do it.

Today I called one of my very best friends.  You know what?  It was so good to hear her voice.  So good.  You know what else?  She was so happy to hear from me too.  She told me more than once that I made her day.  She will be hearing from me a whole lot more often from now on.

Do you have any friends that you have been bad about communicating with?  Make some time to call them.  If you can't make a phone call, send a meaningful email message.  Proverbs 18:24 says  "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly."  I'm going to stop saying "I should call..."  "I should email her..."  I'm just going to do it.    

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Blogger Joyful Grandma said...

Just wondering who you called. I heard that Tiffany was in the hospital, but did not know why.

February 24, 2012 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jessica Claire said...

Love this challenge today! I am so thankful to get your daily e-mails with a challenge. I am being more intentional about doing them. Sometimes they are the one thing each day that I feel like I actually got done :) I called my best friend from high school and we chatted for a good 20 minutes before I had to get going to get the kids to bed. I will be calling her more often for sure! Thanks for the great ideas every day.

February 25, 2012 at 8:03 AM  

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