Day 10 / May 22 : Reach Out to Someone With Whom You’ve Lost Touch

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” -Tennessee Williams

Start by making a list of people you haven’t seen for some time or those whom you miss. Is it an old classmate, a distant friend, someone who has moved away, a relative? Choose one of these people and take steps to reach her/him.

If it helps, think what it would be like for you to hear from someone who has lost touch with you, specifically someone you’d really like to hear from.

Note, any style of communication is fine but you will get more from the exercise if it extends beyond an email or voice mail message to some kind of exchange.

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2 thoughts on “Day 10 / May 22 : Reach Out to Someone With Whom You’ve Lost Touch

  1. I am very sad that I seem to have lost complete contact with a long time friend of over 35 years even though my son and I visited him in Switzerland four years ago. Over the last six months, I sent an invitation to participate in my husband’s birthday surprise, wrote a letter, e-mailed, and called him on the phone, left a message on his phone, and never recieved a call back.

    One of the things I have noticed as an older person (aged 68) is that more and more my older friends drop off the internet and quit sending letters, postcards or making phone calls. I don’t really think it is for lack of interest in our long term friendships. I think it is just that they have limited energy and keeping in touch with old friends is not as high a priority. I do not know what else to try in this particular case. Any suggestions?

    • I realized that I have never done a search for anyone on the web – being an older person that did not occur to me! Until I asked for suggestions!! My friend was starting up a company when we were there in 2009 and NOW I found him on the web! I have sent an e-mail to his company contact info. Wish me luck in getting a reply this time. Otherwise I might have to conclude that he is not interested in being friends after almost 40 years! Can’t be!

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