Your article is beautiful! I printed it for Steve to read
I love reading your articles in the Forest Hills Journal!
Slipping my newsletter, revisiting pivotal events in my 2015, into Christmas cards, and appreciating your posting regarding the value of doing this. I agree with your premise completely.I look forward to your monthly postings on Cincinnati.com.
“Dear Steve, I wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed your article, “Feeling the Warmth All Year” and to ask a question as well. As you said of yourself, I too am not a Facebook”er”. I wonder how you keep plugged in with the “memory archives” family members and friends are creating without social media? I struggle with the choice of remaining present without social media or “plugging in” and losing the present. I’d love to hear your thoughts. My e-mail is … Keep up the good articles!”
Dear Jeff, Thanks so much for your note and the encouragement you share. Being intentional is the key to keeping plugged in with friends/family from my perspective. While I’m not much of a Facebook guy, I do spend just a little bit of time on Facebook periodically since that’s the way some of my younger family members share best about themselves. On the other hand, “old fashioned” methods like sharing a meal or beverage; phone calls; and notes (via “snail mail” and email distribution newsletters) do a great job of keeping me connected to most of the important people in my world. You and I share the concern of not losing the present – whether with social media, excessive work or any other habits that can keep us away from paying attention to the people we love. I hope this thinking helps clarify a bit more of my thoughts. Please keep your thoughts, questions and comments percolating – I’d love to see and/or hear them! Kind regards, Steve