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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.

 

Good morning.

 

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11 responses

  1. bshaba

    This post is soooo genuine & sincere. ‘What we can do, is to say a ‘hi’ to a new person every day – random acts of kindness don’t really hurt.’ I’ll hold on tightly to this.
    Thank you for sharing.

    March 12, 2014 at 6:18 am

  2. i will keep sharing this my million dollar smile. thats the least i can do. 😀

    March 12, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    • Yeah. That smile of yours is something.

      Thank you.

      March 13, 2014 at 2:54 am

  3. my best lines

    ”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”

    “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”

    it is hard to keep up with the myriads of information bombarding us daily and sometimes we feel inadequate, at least I do. I struggle to keep up but then I fail- I am no superhuman.

    what to do? prioritize. what and who are the most important? hold on to them and never let go.

    no matter how overwhelmed I am, I will always catch up on your posts…. and no this is not good morning…it is good evening

    March 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    • And I really appreciate that bro!

      Word. Thank you so much!!!

      March 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

  4. Random acts of kindness- a smile, good words, and the like can just be what that stranger needs.
    To live as the answer to someone’s prayer on a daily basis. That in itself is enough to live for.
    Good one yet again

    March 15, 2014 at 11:19 am

  5. Good morning. There are so many people in our lives it gets difficult to keep tabs on the comings and goings. There’s something I believe though: if someone is important to you, you won’t forget them. You’ll notice when they leave or when they’re not there.

    Strangers are crossing barriers and becoming friends and friends are crossing barriers and becoming strangers every second. All hinging on communication. On ‘hello’. On a heartfelt ‘How are you?’. Said or unsaid.

    I’m leaving now. 😀

    March 17, 2014 at 10:18 am

    • Where are you going?

      Thank you for coming by – and staying a while.

      March 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  6. Beautiful! I loved this reminder!
    Thank you.

    January 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

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