1. What one thing did you do better today?
A few months ago I came across this ad which took several pairs of friends who don’t see each other very often, and then predicted how often would they meet again in their lifetime. Which, in these days of so much time spent on online friendships and social media, was surprisingly not often. It made me think of my friends abroad and how much time will I still get to spend with them. I made a decision, bought a ticket and today I am flying to Lithuania to visit a dear friend of mine, Greta, whom I haven’t seen in over four years.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Oh, I feel so good about this trip and so does Greta I believe. We used to live together for a year while studying in Leicester. We managed to sustain a wonderful friendship despite the miles apart. We don’t speak often but when we do it is always so honest, touching and inspiring.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Sometimes we act as if we have all the time in our hands. But when you break it down to what you dedicate your time to, are you happy with it? It may be a cliche question, but do you spend your days the way you would if you knew your time was limited? I think it is in place to just do a check-up of it every once in a while. Put your phone away when you are with your friends and family. Visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Or even just call them or send them a postcard.