Today is awesome!! And today is not so awesome either!! Yeah yeah roll eyes and say oh boy this Libra!! 🙂
How many of us make the effort to stay in touch? How many of these friendships last? I am almost OCD in trying to stay in touch. I can’t not ping just to say hi. Over the years, age,ego have come in the way many a times!
I have even called a close friend told him I will not call or text him ever saying I am done putting in the effort all the time. He is still my friend and am in touch with him! This outburst is like shaking him out of his stupor.
Then there are those you put in the effort for a while & decide ” well guess I am not worthy of the other person making an effort to reciprocate”. This fizzles out. Today is not so awesome a day for this reason. I decided I am not making the effort any more to ping a friend of mine who was really close. The last time I interacted I had mentioned that it was always me who initiated a conversation with the response saying “hey I always respond”. This was a couple of months back. I pinged recently and well no response. So today I decided enough is enough! If I don’t even deserve a response, then why do I have to put myself through the effort???
Today is also awesome!! Friendships you make when you are a growing up do mean a lot! Out of the blue a wonderful friend pings and says hey! Saw pics of you & others in a meet you had. Jealous I am not there. Felt great to catch up. I said I was feeling bad and the response was so heartwarming saying that our friendship was special & treasured.
Makes a whole world of difference to know that you mean something to someone indeed. The balance is swaying not ready to settle right now.
I will just endeavour to be happy about those who are present in my life. ( even without my knowing they are there even 🙂 ). I will try not to delve in anguish about those who may not have time for me in the hope that they too might be cherishing the time we had spent together. I also hold dear those friends who I have not even met in person (yet…) but have been great!
Here is to friendships!! My source of strength in life 😊. Thanks!!
5 thoughts on “Ping!”
What an enthu filled post this is. Reminds me of the Apar of 1996/1997!
Amazing thoughts .. Inner thoughts loved,👌
Hi Aparna!! Welcome to Random Ruminations! Thanks 🙂
Thank you for posting after a long time. And a perky post at that – like it.
Thank you!! It was a good day that day! Also thank you for encouraging me to keep posting and being a well wisher. Hope some day I can know more about you ! Offline if you prefer 😊