Getting healthy dose of quality communication with others and can do wonders for your soul. But how often do we get a full and balanced serving of it?
Taking a vacation with a long time friend is fun and rejuvenating, especially when you can connect with the child-like spirit you once possessed. This year’s getaway was to the west coast of Florida and I was thrilled to have a three day road trip with my dear friend Andrea.
Our time together was just what the doctor ordered and our interaction time was extended, genuine and authentic. We told stories, shared dreams and lamented the woes of the world. We were together and connecting without the use of an electronic device, just like we did in the 1980s when we met.
I had full, balanced and delicious meals of communication that left me happy and satisfied. I can’t tell you how much I have missed live expression, eye contact and nuance in my connections with others. All the things we are lacking in our frenzied life of online interaction with what’s called the “Snackification” of communication, I got to enjoy and experience it in the flesh.
Since it is the Lent season, Andrea and I have decided to give up Angst. Relaxing and restoring a sense of balance were our main objectives and I think we have met our goals.
There are many different forms of communication in today’s online world: written (texts, emails, letters), verbal (phone, FaceTime) and social media (posts, blogs and tweets). To me, nothing beats good old fashioned face to face sharing.
As I reflect on these last few days I can’t help but feel blessed and thankful for being able to spend quality time with good friends and family. This is what a full and balanced life is all about and I was so happy consume and savor my Soulful Serving!