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TODAY’S PROMPT: SEND
Do you ever stop and think about how much information we actually send through the universe on any given day? We send faxes, we send documents, we send pictures and links to websites…we send text messages, sometimes to a family member who is just in the other room. It’s at that moment I wonder what resources were actually used to ping the cell tower to deliver that message, when one of us could of gotten up and walked to the other room and asked a question, lol. Anniehow…We are so used to sending messages and photos and instantly getting a reply back, that we have forgotten about the excitement in the anticipation of waiting for a reply. I was reminded of this over the holidays when I sent a package to my BFF. I noticed she had posted a comment on my sister’s Face Book page about how she would love some of the Roshky we make at Christmastime. I knew I had to send her some, so that is what I did. I packed them up in a nice Christmas box, and wrote a little note, and sent them on their way. I knew it would take a few days to get to her, but I knew she would be surprised. I love to send things through the mail, especially now when it is somewhat of a novelty.
So in the days that it took for this little package to travel from the Midwest to the East Coast, I found myself thinking about her more, wondering each day if this was the day she would receive the package. We had talked about a week prior, she was actually fighting a cold and I could tell she was feeling a little nostalgic as we reminisced about our childhood, so I knew this package would brighten her day. I was looking forward to hearing from her once she received the package. Sure enough, when she did get it, she took a picture of it and posted it on my Face Book page to thank me for them.
So, It doesn’t matter how we send something, what matters is that we take the time to send something. Receiving a package in the mail, or receiving a photo through social media had the same effect. It connected two long time friends, and brought smiles to our faces and made our day a little bit brighter.