How we communicate is so different than it use to be. Remember the days of letters, and beautiful handwriting? My Mother’s handwriting was so pretty, and she communicated with her sisters via letters on a regular basis. I also recall being around ten years old, and selling enough Girl Scout cookies to attend camp free. Camp lasted two weeks, I would get so home sick then I would get a letter from my Mother and it felt like I could go on.
I have been a stay at home mom while my kids were growing up, so I totally missed the time when the computer became the thing to communicate with. I didn’t have a cell phone for years when they came out, just used our house phone. So when I went back out into the world I was lost. I remember friends and co-workers saying did you get the e-mail about this event, or a function for the kids at school, my reply would be I don’t have a e-mail. I was still using the phone to communicate and writing letters. I realize that computers are here to stay, and I do have a e-mail account, and am actually blogging so I have made progress. Thank goodness for computers, how did we ever live without them, or of course texting. I really only started texting a couple of years ago, and as nice as it is something is lost. Having children and needing to leave them messages about what I would like them to do that day, or maybe just a I love you note is a little bit more personal when done in your own handwriting. Why not have things to leave messages that are whimsical and little pieces of art? Things can be useful but still easy on the eye.
Another thing I really like are pillows and art work that have messages. I like having a piece of art on the wall or a pillow on the chair that reminds me to stay positive or to laugh a little bit during the day. I think it’s important to have positive memos that you say everyday surrounding you. I know I have sayings I repeat to myself every day, “one day at a time”, “this to shall pass”, keep calm and carry on. I have heard it said that if you repeat things over and over it starts to work. In closing cell phones, computers are great, but lets not forget the importance of the human touch.
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