This week’s shared experience is about connection. I am no expert on the matter, I am just a normal person who navigates life’s waters like the rest of you. But this week I reconnected with a family member which opened our relationship in a healthy supportive way – something I would have considered very unlikely not too long ago. I also reconnected with an old friend who I haven’t spoken to in over 15 years. I just stumbled across her profile in Facebook and reached out. Frankly, I don’t remember the reasons why we stopped talking it was so long ago, and I had no idea if she’d be happy to hear from me, but she was.
I feel like this past week reminded me that it’s never too late to reconnect with someone – but also the importance of not waiting too long. The thing about our stories is that there are always three sides to them (yours, theirs, and the truth) and the older the stories, the more cloudy the facts become. I don’t like to give advice on personal relationships, but if you want my two cents – don’t wait to mend fences, don’t get weighed down by the little details because likely they aren’t very important, and reconnect. Try it, you might be surprised how good it makes you feel.
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