Hmm, “Write a note by hand and personally deliver it.” That’s the matchstick suggestion for this week. I’m of the old school that still writes out thank-you notes by hand, but no personal delivery is involved. Along with the postal system, I also text, email, FB and even indulge in a little Instagram at times. None of these communication systems involve personal face-to-face communication. That includes phones as well, though we can hear each other’s voices. I have used Skype and other face-to-face technology, but that’s still not being there with another person. This is not going to be a rant against the plethora of ways we have to communicate today. But when I’m challenged with writing a note by hand and personally delivering it, maybe I need to at least consider how often I actually connect face to face with my family, friends and neighbors. I like the new technology, maybe a little too much, but is it dividing more than strengthening our relationships. Something to think about.
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