Today I received a text from my mom saying “Have a great day 🙂 Miss you!”. Little did she know that the night before was an odd one and that I was feeling down. She sent this to me at just the right time in the morning as I was beginning some challenging homework. I felt like it was a little tender mercy from the Lord. I’m thankful for His awareness of me and for my mothers thoughtfulness as well as the technology that allows us all to communicate so quickly. I know messenger apps and social networks are not a replacement for all interaction but I do realize the benefits that come from having contact with those close to you at your fingertips and I am grateful for it. Little things like this show me that my Savior loves and cares about me and also that my family does too. I try to do the same thing for my parents and sister occasionally, shooting them a text or as I mentioned earlier, calling them between classes. I can always improve my displays of affection and caring for my family and friends and hope to do so. Challenge: send a text or call a loved one in the next 24 hours! It may be just what they needed or what you needed to rekindle a struggling relationship. You never know. Happy life adventures friends 🙂 Make them good ones
Picture above is of me and my parents and our glowing faces as I was their first kid to graduate. They’re always there for me and have supported me through big events and challenges in my life.
Today I talked to my sister Courtney over the phone. She is at home, a freshman in high school. As soon as I called her I realized she was probably still in class, but I let it ring anyway. She picked up and turns out she was in class! She was in Biology with the same teacher I had when I was just a baby in school too. I told her to stack to lab stools like I used too 🙂 It was good to talk to her since I haven’t called or texted my family since I got here. I don’t always know what to say to Courtney but she is just so happy and cheerful that it makes me happy to hear her having fun with her friends or messing around on the other end of the line. Every time we talk I am reminded of how different we are individually and how difficult it can be for me to create conversation with her. Of course, we usually have something to talk about but we are in such different stages of our lives; we’re four years apart! It’s my goal to talk to others more often and to talk about them. I want to be the one who starts the conversation, rather than waiting for others to talk to me. Sometimes waiting works but it’s always better to reach out. Glad I could talk to my sister and make another connection with her and show her I care! Communication thoughts for the day- over and out.