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6/28/14 5:29 P

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Before the month is out -- so I guess this will take place tonight or tomorrow -- I will reconnect with a childhood friend AND a cousin who leaves quite far away. Gonna do it!

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6/17/14 9:34 A

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I think emailing is a good way to reconnect. It gives people time to think about what they want to say and put it into writing. It can still be very personal even though it is not a hand-written note.

I have a couple of friends I need to email instead of phone because we just have such different schedules and live in different time zones.


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6/4/14 12:50 P

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I read the part about re-connecting with a friend after losing track with each other. I've been thinking about it ever since. I can think of quite a few people I don't keep in touch with anymore. I wonder if they'd like to hear from me after such a long time, or would it seem creepy? I like Gretchen's story...she reconnected with the person but didn't feel pressure to keep up a close friendship. I guess I can handle that. Still it seems a little odd to suddenly call someone. There are some friends who I don't keep in touch with because our schedules don't match and that's one thing, but there are a few that had a mild conflict with, so I'm less inclined to reach out to them. I'll start with emails to my busy friends just to say hi!

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6/2/14 11:24 A

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It really is nice to remember someone's birthday! Luckily with email we can send greetings even if it's too late to mail a card. I love sending cards though! I've been adding birthdays to my Google calendar and I *usually* notice on time to send a card but not always.

Your lunch date for your friend's birthday will be nice! and *generous* for your June Happiness Homework!

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6/2/14 11:03 A

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Gretchen's point about putting birthdays in a phone calendar or someplace where we can get a reminder is a good one. I just realized recently that I missed a friend's May birthday while I was out of town -- I'll "be generous" and take her to lunch in June anyway.

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6/2/14 9:24 A

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Gretchen's list for this month:

- Remember birthdays
- Be generous
- Show up
- Don't gossip
- Make three new friends

Edited by: MAGNOLIA416 at: 6/2/2014 (09:25)
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