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Facebook Reconnecting Old Friends

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In the top left corner: Me, Janet, Rosemary, Linda G.  In the top right corner: Me, David G. Linda G.  Below: Pepe, Me, Linda G.

Through the magic of Facebook, I reconnected with some very dear friends from childhood, from grammar school, from junior high, and from high school. I moved across the country, never expecting to hear from these old friends because, unfortunately, we’d already drifted apart even before the move, and yet thanks to Facebook, we did manage to reconnect. The pictures are faded now, but the memories remain most vivid. (And yes, my hair was naturally blonde!)LOL!

Sharing those memories and laughter, even though sometimes it’s just LOL!,  we realize that as much as people and situations change, somehow, there’s still something within us that remains the same. We’re recognized by our personality prints  the same the way we’re identified by our fingerprints. It’s something we might hear in a turn of phrase or a bit of laughter over the phone, but that moment hits us when we think, yes, that’s my friend, that’s the person I shared so many good times  with and I’m glad we got the opportunity to get together again.

We’re even fortunate enough to be able to peek into our friends’ lives through pictures of them and their families on Facebook. We get to see the issues that are important in their lives and the things they enjoy doing by the things they post. It’s what makes them special and who they are and we are fortunate to be able to feel a connection because, even if we’re different, we’re also alike in so many ways. And it’s amazing to see how many different twists and turns we all take to get to where we now are and to discover how interesting our friends’ lives have turned out.

Facebook has made the possibility of maintaining friendships easier and it’s a shame if we don’t take the time to nurture relationships from our past because those memories are an important part of what makes us who we are in the present, and they give us something to look forward to in the future, knowing that our friends are still out there, only the touch of a fingertip away. Friendships are fragile and easily disappear if we’re not willing to make the effort to stay in touch with those who have meant so much to us over the years. Friends are those wonderful people who let us be ourselves and not have to worry about how we’re being perceived. We can laugh together, we can cry together, and at the end of the day we know that everything’s going to be all right as long as we have friends like these.

Do you have any old friends that you reconnected with on Facebook or other social media? I’d love to hear about it. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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