In this day and age of technology humanity and some warm and fuzzies have been put aside. Yes, we get some console out of those we may have known years ago or those we actually see and spend time with that communicate or share photos of their loved ones via social media. For the family and loved ones that live out of town and some in town that stay so busy, it is great to see what and how they are doing. Do virtual hugs do it for you? It is nice once you have been given the sentence of the afterlife to have everyone pitch in and send you well wishes.
When did getting attention via likes or how many facebook friends that you really don’t know become more important than calling a family member or loved one to see how they are actually doing? When someone calls you do you answer your phone always, never, sometimes? Do you let it go to voicemail, or will only respond to text? Do you call a loved one that is on your mind or do you ask someone else and rely on them for the answers to see how they are actually doing? Try reaching out yourself since you have no idea when that person last saw them or even talked to them. Does that give you that warm fuzzy feeling of social media yet? Something to think about. When was the last time you called your loved ones? What if that family member has been ill, do you expect them to tell you everything if you don’t put yourself out there to initiate? Do unto others as you wish to be done to you. The Golden Rule. A phone call is nice but a visit is nicer, ask yourself when was the last time you visited a loved one or friend or spent time with them?
Do you talk at them like social media has you do by putting out there what you are doing or where you are, or do you communicate by engaging how they are by actually having the lost art of a conversation with them? When someone reached out to you, did you stand on your own or were you influenced by another? When are you an adult? When you grow up, when you have children, when you drive, when you pay your own bills? Maybe it is when you aren’t so easily influenced.
Call me old fashioned, but I like to have conversations and to be able to look the other person in the eye, and believe that the art of a simple conversation is getting lost and many people have become socially inept to do so. I enjoy talking to my loved ones. Take the time and try this art of conversing, it is really quite fun and may be the new fad and get out in Nature to do it even better, you will probably find out more about this person and them you~✿
If you cannot take the time to be in my real life and talk to me, then do not wait until I am gone to talk about me or send me flowers or put me on your social media. If you are thinking of me or your family member that you haven’t seen or talked to, hugs and talking are real time and make memories, reach out and take a chance. Love is the only answer and if someone invites you into theirs take a chance and come on in. If it isn’t something harmful of course.
One thing I have learned is that life goes by way too fast, so love and let yourself be loved and love yourself enough to not feel the need to impress. In the end it will Not matter a bit. When we were growing up, friends and family had cookouts in the nicer weather and would communicate with each other and expand our horizons by enjoying it in Nature otherwise known as the outdoors. If you have a family member or friends I challenge you to this “Cookout Nature Experiment”. Go on a picnic, ride a bike, Play outside. Invite your loved ones over.
I enjoyed getting together for lunch with my old friend Sherry on Friday and today hubby and I enjoyed the Masters Gardners of Virginia Beach Plant sale and found some wonderful plants and veggies such as cucumbers, eggplant and basil to add to our garden besides others to go in our flower beds. I appreciate Social Media, but at times it gets overused and noisy, like static. Let the Peace and Quiet in Nature Soothe you.
Happy Gardening Til Next Time~ ☼~Gardening for the Soul~