Making and Maintaining Connections

Having meaningful relationships in this day and age means making connections in real life or online. How we make those connections is a personal preference. For me I make them in both ways. Building individual relationships can mean forming community and therefore you will have a village. Your long-time relationships can be maintained in both the virtual and real worlds which is nice. I have met many people over the years who I see regularly at church, work and other places. Social networking has made it easier to keep in touch with people I don’t see very often.

I have been blessed with many friendships with people who I might never meet in person. This is the way of modern relationships where people might not want to deal with the hassle of going out. Being an extrovert can be challenging because you use a lot of energy in social settings and yes you need to retreat to have some peace and quiet.

Think about the places were we gather. Coffee shops, places of worship, bars, restaurants, libraries (be quiet though), parks, recreation centers and the like have become how we connect with the world and to have communion and conversation. We also seek constant connection through online resources such as blogging and social media.

You have to be diligent in how you maintain your connections. It takes an effort. It can be worthwhile and rewarding. Be careful with some folks because they bring a whole host of issues. Don’t let them take advantage of your good nature.

It’s also important to disconnect from others as to find your own voice and to regain ones sanity. We all need a break from people. No one can be “on” all the time and that is a lesson I have learned recently. I find virtual connections sometimes more appealing however I cannot ignore the real-world companions I have made over time.

No matter what, human beings need one another and we are built for community and we must be flexible with ourselves and others in what that looks like.

Thanks Bloggers

Thank you for letting me follow your blog and to know more about your world. I appreciate the connections we are making through blogging. I hope this makes us all better people.

To All My Connections Through Time, Thank You! #blogging #wordpress

Thanks to everyone past, present and future who has connected to me through blogging. Your friendship, feedback and presence is appreciated. You have all come along in a good time in my blogging life. As I always say keep on blogging and rock on!

Something About Connections

It’s amazing the connections we make with people who we never thought we would become friends with. Some folks surprise you when they want to be your pal. Those connections reveal the depth of our hearts and souls that we look past appearances into something greater. Friendships are a vital part of our world and we all need them. It is through our friendships that we learn more about ourselves. We need to be wary that we see ourselves poorly when others reject us though. Each of us are valuable people and its great when others see it and sometimes let us know that value. Connections are cool!

Beginning To Wonder About Me On Twitter

I think I might be on one of those lists and services where you can buy Twitter followers. Not quite happy with the thought of that being a possibility. Some people want to inflate their followers artificially so they can make money or something like that. If someone wants to follow me on Twitter or here on the blog they are pretty much welcome to but know I am not a famous person and at times I find myself rather dull. Interesting.