What's great about Christmas--and getting older--is that, once you've learned that giving is what it's all about and you've accepted that, long ago, you also get to the point where re-connecting with long-time friends is what Christmas and the holidays is all about, too.
And here's where technology comes in and helps.
Yesterday, I texted "Merry Christmas" to every friend I had in my phone, and for whom it was appropriate and warranted. Naturally, I wanted to make sure it wasn't a nuisance to any. ( hope and assume it wasn't).
And I think I surprised--pleasantly surprised--some of those old friends. Several, at least, I think and in fact.
Some had moved away.
Others I just hadn't spoken to in a long time.
It was nice.
I hope you re-connected--or that you do--this holiday season.