Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stay In Touch With Friends

When friends move away, it's hard to keep in touch with them. You both get busy with your separate lives and don't have the time to catch up with each other. Nonetheless, it's important to keep in touch with friends. Here are some ideas for keeping in touch with them.

1 - Call often. Simply pick up the phone and call whenever you can - it doesn't have to be a long phone call.  Just a quick 5 minute call can get you caught up with your pal, and he or she will know you were thinking of them. Let her know that you want to know what's going on with her. They're probably interested to hear about what you’re up to, too!

2 - Write letters. It is fun to get mail, and sometimes letters can be a great way to let your pal know what's going on with you. Not sure where to start? It's easy! Tell them how much you miss them, and then tell them all about what's going on in your life. Don't be afraid of being boring...if they know exactly what's up, they'll feel closer to you. 

3 - Send cards. They are easily accessible, and it's a simple way to let your friend know your thinking about them. Pick something that you think will make them laugh, or one with heartfelt sentiments that describe your friendship.

 4 - Send gifts in the mail! Baking, books, magnets, bookmarks, jewelry, games, pictures and videos of you and your family and friends...anything goes! Sometimes the littlest things can show that you care the most - just inexpensive trinkets that show that you're thinking of your friend!

 5 - E-mail or chat online. Make sure you both have e-mail addresses, and you're all set! E-mailing your pals is a great and helpful way to stay in touch with each other. Use instant messengers such as MSN to your advantage, by talking to all your pals at once! Whenever you switch on the computer, be sure to check your in-box of updates!

6 - Use Skype. With Skype, you can video conference with people who live far away from you. Just get a camera for your computer!

Take a moment, as the new year begins, to get in touch with someone who is or has been important in your life.  

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