Another morning. I brush the night dust from my keyboard. I’m about to begin again.
Somewhere on my Facebook chat indicator, a green light goes out.
Another person just left.
I see people typing all sorts of tributes and so on. I shrug mentally.
Not my cup of tea; I think. I didn’t know her.
But other people did. And that got me thinking – how many people have left my Facebook TL and I have no idea because I didn’t ‘know’ them?
And an even bigger question – how in touch am I with the people I do know?
Even though the world is closer than ever; we live in a global village nowadays, we as individuals are farther apart than ever. The same thing that brought/brings us together has driven us apart.
Do you have any idea how much information we’re bombarded with on a daily basis? Another three million people just opened another six million blogs. How many are we online gaan sef?
It’s a struggle – it’s hard enough to hold on to our sense of individuality these days; in a world where it’s become the fad to think collectively. Hard enough to hold onto the things that make you unique – not to talk about the people who matter.
People leave every day. One way or the other, they leave.
There’s nothing you or I can do to change that.
What we can do, however is insist on letting the people who matter know they matter and why they matter. We all are human – and it’s easy to forget a hug in the midst of life’s cold winds.
What we can do, is to say a ‘hi’ to a new person every day – random acts of kindness don’t really hurt.
What we can do, is to remember those people who come once-in-a-while regularly and just remind us what it is to be human, to be loved, to feel special.
What we can do, is smile.