I just came upon this article while perusing a friends' Facebook.
What a great article and reminder what it means to be a true friend.
I have a ton of acquaintances -- but my true friends are people with whom time and space doesn't matter. There are a few who I talk to almost daily -- several others who make it a point to check in once or twice a week. And then those whose lives are so busy (as is mine) that weeks if not months can go by without a chirp.
What I think I love most about tweeting and email and blogging and Facebook is that I can still keep up with those I care about, and they, me.
My cousins and sisters read practically everything I write. How do I know? Once every few weeks when we chat they ask me about everything. I am often a little in the dark as they don't choose to post as much as they like to LURK! But even so, with my trusty phone beside me, I can easily text message or post a quick note to anyone practically anytime. And there is nothing like a "hello, thinking of you" to make your day.
We invest in relationships that mean the most to us. You can tell when you're no longer important when you completely drop off the radar. Don't make that fatal mistake and lose people you care about.