Have you ever gotten a gift that’s thoughtfulness far outweighs it’s monetary value?
You mean, this car’s cash value is less than what it means to you, Christopher?
Nice. I wish.
I woke up this morning to a direct message on Twitter, sent last night by my friend Nathan Reimer. (I suppose the irony here is I’m posting his DM on a highly public forum):
“wish you were here with us at watkins glen tonight”
Included was the photograph above.
The point here is a very dear, old friend was thinking of me. And took a second to use technology, and a forum (Twitter) that’s usually expressly public, to single me out. It wasn’t even a pic of him or his gorgeous family; it was a sports car – vehicles we both love, harkening back to Europe – and of a locale close to his family (in-laws are in the auto business).
This is probably lost on most people, but I edited the photo with an old-envelope border reminiscent of letters I used to get from Portugal where Nathan grew up.
But it has a point.
For all the naysayers, social media does work (or else it wouldn’t be so popular). Because it connects people along the thoroughfare of shared experiences and – therefore – memories.
So give a friend a memory today. An old one. A new one. But single them out. Then leave a comment below; I’d love to know what you did and why – if you don’t mind sharing. ch: