I was texting my mom about a relative's mailing address today when I realized that I was missing a golden opportunity to perform a kindness for the people in my life who have known me the longest - my parents!
I don't particularly love talking on the phone, and as a result I don't call my folks up to chat nearly as often as I should. As well, most of the time when they call me I am in the middle of something and don't have time to talk. When that happens I end up answering their questions as quickly as possible, my mind elsewhere as I try to focus on both the task at hand and what's going on at the other end of the line.
Today I decided to give my thumbs a rest, quit texting, and actually call my parents up without allowing myself to feel hurried or rushed to get off the phone. We had a nice chat, and I was reminded that even though I might be busy, it doesn't take that much time to call my family and let them know what's going on in my life. I am their daughter, after all, and I'm lucky to have parents who support me and care about what I'm up to!
Do you keep in touch with family and friends over the phone? Why or why not?