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7 Quirky ways to stay in touch with the people we love

Oh my goodness, I can't believe this month is here already! Did last month feel the same way for you? Like it just flew right on by? If it did, I bet there are a few people you missed out on connecting with or forgot to stay in touch with. This month I encourage you to take the time to stay in touch with the people you care about and let them know you care.

How People Stay in Touch

Here are a few ways people are using to stay in touch with each other these days…

  • homing pigeons
  • Facebook
  • message in a bottle
  • Email
  • Good ol‘ fashioned letters
  • Funky postcards
  • ESP

Okay, so obviously not all of these are real or feasible in this day and age. I included them in the list because

  • a) they're fun
  • b) made you think (!) about it for a second
  • c) sometimes we need to push the envelope

Now, let's get serious. There are numerous ways we can stay in touch and yet somehow people are still lonely, aren't sure how to talk to each other, and wind up accidentally ghosting people they actually care about. We can totally do something about this.

One of my favorite ways to stay in touch with people is by writing letters. There is nothing cooler than getting a handwritten letter in the mail. I still get excited when I see a handwritten address on an envelope from a friend (new and old).

Questions to Ask Yourself About How You Can Stay in Touch

The following questions can help you figure out what works best for you to stay in touch. I've found that is something is easy for me to do and feels like a good emotional lift I am far more likely to complete the action. This includes texting, writing, or other ways of connecting with the people I love.

  • What is your favorite way to stay in touch with those you love? Why do you love it?
  • What feels easy to do? (write, audio, video)
  • Which platform do you use the most – is the most fun for you to use
  • Which platform does the person you want to connect with, usually connect with you on? I ask if I don't know the answer 🙌
  • Is there a day of the week that feels like it has the most space to do the work to stay in touch?

Don't Wait to Stay In Touch

The most important thing in all of this is to actually start the conversations. No matter how or where you get them started, the when is the thing that makes this important.

Waiting to tell someone you are thinking about them, sometimes until it's too late, doesn't have to be your reality or your regret. Figure out what works for you and stay in touch. The people you connect and reconnect with will feel the love and will most likely reflect it back to you.

In the end, we're all looking for a little more love and light in our lives. You don't have to wait for it to find you 🦄

What now?

Check out the Legacy Recorder Community Guide in print, you can get your hands on a copy here. If you already have a copy, thank you! The 5 Minute Storytelling Scripts mentioned in the podcast episodes can be found here.

All journals can be purchased through Amazon. You can find the currently available ones here. Including a companion journal to the book linked above. The journals are a great way to create a keepsake. You can also order multiple copies to have as a workbook for groups that are looking to work together to tell their stories together.

If you find you need more one on one support, you can always book time on Gael's calendar here.

Happy Writing!


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