A new series on how to take 5 minutes to do something for yourself and others.
Yes, a physical piece of paper instead of an email, just to make it special.
When we think about getting back in touch with somebody with whom we haven't communicated for a while often what stops us is the thought that we have to do a complete summary of everything that's happened since the last time we contacted them, like those Christmas letters that families send.
Instead, you can send just a "thinking of you" message with one recent thing you've done or seen that the other person would find interesting or amusing. An alternative is to write, "I was just thinking of you and remembered the time we..."
If keeping friendships alive is important to you, take five today!
HELPFUL TIP: Buy a bunch of postcards, stick stamps on all of them, keep them handy and make this a weekly practice.