Consider, for a few minutes, the following as being FACT.... Your thoughts are shared, any upset is understood, your reality is common, your feelings are mutual, your random moments have been experienced by others, Google and YouTube are not entirely reliable sources of information.
For a growing majority, it would seem that genuine human contact has lost its appeal. Some would rather direct you to their social media profiles, or website, to see them, literally, or offer you a WhatsApp conversation, over some quality one on one time in the flesh!
Personally, especially when I need to de-stress (and get my Feng Shui back on point), I want face to face company. For me, that's the best way to seek reassurance, support, encouragement, nurturing, good conversation, laughter and love (which we all need) instead of whatever impersonal escape I can find on the internet.
I know, for whatever reasons, there are a lot of people who prefer to keep their relationships virtual. (I mean, can you even call it "a relationship" if there's no real life contact and communication?). However, it does absolute wonders for me when I spend time with my loved ones. During that time I can forget about any troubles I may have. Of course the problems we encounter need to be resolved, eventually, but, having a breather from anything stress related is a must!! You cannot resolve any issues without having a clear mind.
My closest friend and I try to meet as often as we can and it's all about making the most of the time we're blessed with to spend together. We recently met for an impromptu shoot (I need to continue working on my camera/photography skills) after which we enjoyed a ridiculously tasty 3 course meal at Prezzo inside Victoria Place in London. The staff were super kind, attentive, accommodating and complimentary. We absolutely loved it!! You can read my TripAdvisor review with pictures of the food here.
We only get one life, folks; one chance to make it count in as many ways as we can and for all of the right reasons. I've said this a number of times in the past, but, if presented with an opportunity to talk on the phone, or physically see someone you claim to care about (who also cares about you) take it!! Make the effort! In fact, message anyone you have not spoken to, replied to, or seen for the longest time right now and invite them to meet with you. Life is too short to keep saying, "life is too short" but not change the way and with whom you spend yours!
Anytime you find yourself thinking of someone you've not seen, or spoken to in a while, get in touch with them and ask them to join you for lunch? You've nothing to lose and potentially so much to gain! Do it!!!!