June 27, 2011
“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.” -John Leonard
Online, snail mail, phone, or in person it really doesn’t matter. Re-connecting really is about picking up where you left off with connections you have made. At least that’s the way I feel about it. Coach Tom Osborne says when we are gone, it’s about the relationships (connections) we’ve made during our life time. Sometimes I have to remind myself it’s ok to be the one that attempts to re-connect with a long lost friend or relative or even an acquaintance that made an impact on that ‘moment’ when you met them. I never regret making that first attempt to re-connect with those I may have met over 30 years ago or just yesterday, it’s always worth it. Better yet, it’s an awesome feeling when someone else makes that first move to re-connect with you. It happened to me yesterday and it meant the world to me. One of my best friends(and bridesmaid) from 30 years ago who I haven’t seen in over 10 years stopped by yesterday. I don’t think she realizes how much it meant to me.
We have the tools at our fingertips to make it easy to re-connect, so like NIKE says, “just do it.” You’ll never know if it will be one of those “pick up where you left off” moments until you do.
Mail a letter, Phone call, Text message, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, Skype and of course there’s still email.