So there’s nothing nicer than a visit with friends, even if it is just a quick visit. I always love it when a friend shoots a text to share that they are in the area. This often leads to a meetup or drop in.
Yesterday was one of those days. The text led to a lovely although short visit due to my early sleep schedule. But it was so valuable! We often get so busy in our daily lives that we lose track of our good friends.
This gathering reminded me that I need to be more aware of my surroundings. When out and about I should be like my friend and reach out to those in the area. It’s a great way to keep friendships going strong.
So my question of the day is: Do we still play phone tag?
Hear me out. I recognize that people sometimes have trouble catching each other, but with all of the technology we use, phone tag has become obsolete.
For example, you can’t catch someone by phone often because some people don’t even answer their phone anymore. You send that person a quick text. There may be a delayed response, but they will more than likely get back to you within a reasonable time. If you cannot get them by text, move to Facebook Messenger, Instagram, e-mail…you get the idea. Talking on the phone is really no longer part of the eventual hookup.
Back in the day when we were only connected by landline or snail mail, you could try to reach someone dozens of times before you actually hear their voice. Now we can communicate with someone halfway across the world within moments in one technological form or another. The “phone” serves more like a computer than it’s original intent. So bye-bye phone tag…
So I was recently (I think yesterday) complaining about being sick. Ugh! Well, I’m feeling much better today thanks to honeysuckle tea and Emergen-C.
I’ve been using honeysuckle tea for a while now for its medicinal properties. “Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) incorporates thousands of plants and herbs, all of which offer healing properties…In TCM, the honeysuckle flower is commonly used to help ease the flu, colds and sore throat. According to Science Alert,13 this plant has the ability to prevent the influenza virus from replicating.”
Emergen-C is about as western as you can get. It’s basically hitting your body with loads of vitamin C and B, antioxidants, and electrolytes. Many people I know swear by it to keep the flu at bay.
No trip to the doctor was required. I just used a combination of eastern and western remedies along with plenty of rest. Yes, I still have some crud left, but I’ll continue this path to get back to wellness. Stay healthy and…