Friday, July 10, 2009
Just want to thank you all for the greetings.
Just a short post as I'm heading to bed, and I know I will be a little bit busy tomorrow. Just a wee bit though.
Why do I love birthdays especially if it's mine?
Because, I am flooded with wishes and wonderful greetings! And because they emphasize the importance of family and friends and how we try to keep close no matter how geographically distant we are.
Sure, getting disconnected is so easy. In fact my eldest son has to move when he has to enroll in a provincial school. My mom who is married to an American now lives in the US and so is my brother. My cousins, for want for a better future for their family had taken up residency abroad. And I live away from my dad and other relatives because I have my work here in Manila. My high school friends are scattered around the globe too. And if you are reading this, it could be night there while it's morning here.
Indeed, there are many reasons why we can be physically disconnected from friends and family. It’s a natural thing, and there is nothing wrong with that at all. However, we should never fail to remind each other to stay connected no matter how geographically distant we can get.
I am glad that I have a loving support system from friends and family - oh well, like any family, it doesn't always work with all family members, as some has their own quirks, but somehow there is always a family member I can securely stay in touch with.
Add to the fact that social networking sites have allowed me to build relationships with friends and cousins overseas!
Oh yeah, I remember to have refused their invitation to Facebook before, but now I can see it's usefulness. There we can share stories, throw in some pics, and just inform each other what the other one is up to. E-mail has always been a good way to stay in touch also. And then there is of course the now occasional text messages from our mobile. I am happy that there are many ways I can connect and stay connected.
Now, let me check who hasn't sent their greetings yet...