Will you notice me if I’m gone?

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If you died, how long would it take before anyone on your social media noticed? We talk to a lot of people in different formats such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, and LinkedIn just to name a few. But if we stopped the flow of activity would anyone notice?

This topic hit me last week when someone texted me saying they had not seen me online lately and was wondering if I was okay. That I had to admit was nice that someone noticed. Someone who had missed me. For let’s be honest, it is nice to be missed. It means someone paid attention, someone cares that you are not around. Who doesn’t like to be missed? I know I do.

We are so busy with our lives and our careers that sometimes we forget to check up on people or sadly even notice they haven’t posted, texted or made a reference that you normally would laugh at or agree to.

Life goes at such a fast pace and it seems to go faster as each year goes by. I would surely hate to lose touch with people while they are still with us. Let’s not forget those around us before it’s to late.

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Friendship:How do you define it?

 

IMG_0146“I’m so glad you’re my friend. You don’t care when my hair looks like crap,” my friend Gina said on Tuesday as we busted into laughter. But after the giggles died down and I thought it a bit more it made me think on how I truly don’t care. It doesn’t matter to me how much you make. If you have the latest fashion, gadget, car or home so what? The team you root for won’t be a stumbling block either.

I’m not your friend for what you have. That isn’t the basis on how I determine if someone will be come my friend or not. Treat me well and I will return that pound for pound. It is amazing to me when I play in my mind the people who I have called friend from the age of five up to present day. Some values have changes over the years as I grew and learned from my environment. But the core being of that has always been that simple mantra.

That has opened my live to a variety of people from different backgrounds, jobs, circumstances and personal experiences. If you don’t close your mind and if you leave the comforts of the box of what you list as traits for a friend, the world will just blossom before your eyes.

So hang out with me for at the end of the day, I truly don’t give a rat’s ass if your hair is crappy.

Our surroundings

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Do you get sooooo busy you forget to look up? I know the answer is yes, for it is for me as well. Whether it is from my numerous doctor visits to my writings and all in between, this is me. This is one main reason why I love to take pictures. It takes me away from my phone, computer, social media, TV and any other issues that can make me forget the world I live in.

I go outside and get to walk around my community or whatever area my husband and I choose. He is more of a people person and loves taking pictures of us human beings. I gravitate toward scenery of all kinds.

On our outings which can last from a couple of hours in the minimum to four or five hours we always will stop by a place to eat and talk and discuss the pictures we took or things we may have seen or people we may have talked to.

Even if our pictures don’t all come out it is a great time toe be reminded there are other things in this world besides TV, computers and the internet. We get to busy with our everyday lives, with the promise of taking time off always on the tip of our tongues, but how often do we do that?

My husband is rarely seen without his camera, the promise of finding THE picture on his journey to work, bowling or to a client’s base of operation. I started taking up this habit of his and thankfully so. For I managed to take this picture.

I hope you all look up and see what is going on around you.