I had a wonderful experience today. For the last couple of years I have worked with a group who I built, hosted and maintain their website. Fortunately they have a terrific woman who heads the Technology committee who is their liaison with me. We have built a wonderful friendship through email working through headquarters requirements and regulations. Today for the first time we were able to meet face-to-face. We could have spent hours sitting there talking, but the business of the day got in the way. By the time we left we knew that the friendship we have had by way of email will grow and continue for years to come.
It is so interesting how you can connect with someone that way without even setting eyes on them. When I left the house this morning on my way to meet her it occur to me I didn’t even know what she looked like! But when she walked in the door, we both instinctively knew, nodded at each other, said our names, and hugged. But that happens more and more now that we have the internet. We can build relationships with people because we spend time with them day-by-day on Social Media like Facebook. I do like the way this is changing too, doing things like the 100 Days of Happiness Challenge, and I hope more people do it. People are sharing; talking about feelings and how to be happier.
I find myself thinking about things that are simple, and often thought of as sentimental. If by writing this I can make one person smile today, then I have accomplished something. Some may mock me, but I really don’t care. It is their loss to not see the joy that can come out of the simple things you can do. So, I will continue on past the 100 days as long as I feel I am wanted. Because the biggest challenge of the 100 days wasn’t finding the happiness. It was recognizing the things in my life that were making me unhappy, and then ridding my life them.