Saturday, September 27, 2008

Emails or Phone Calls?

I was thinking about emails versus phone calls this morning.

What did we all do before emails? We hand wrote letters on actual paper and mailed them to people. We also used the phone more often.

I am grateful for emails because sometimes I don't have the energy or time to call someone and want to at least connect with them, so sending an email can be handy.

On the other hand I feel emails have replaced a part of important communication.

I love love LOVE getting hand written letters. I feel so special when someone takes the time to communicate with me this way. I also love to send hand written letters.

I get cards from a fellow survivor and friend quite often and am so happy to receive them. I feel honored when I open the cards to find a personal letter to me.

There are some people in my life that I only email with. Thats the only communication we have.

I have other people in my life that I only speak on the phone with. They don't like to use email unless its a quick hello.

Why is it that some people won't use email no matter how much you write to them? The same for phone calls.

For me I find it easier to email and I feel I can at least communicate with most people that way. If I didn't have email I know that I wouldn't be communicating with certain people at all. Sad but true.

When I'm on the phone I like to make sure I have no distractions and most importantly I want to have the energy to listen and respond back. I tend to get drained of energy after I end a phone call. Maybe i'm not protecting myself well by giving so much, thus the energy drain. I'm not sure what it is. All I know is that I prefer email most of the time. I feel I can communicate without draining my energy supplies via email.

I'm trying to connect with the "phone only" people lately. I put it on my to-do list to call them and make time.

I'd love to hear your thoughts about this subject.

Do others feel the same way? Do you have certain people you only email to? Why is that?

Do you hand write letters to people? If not, why?

I am grateful for this blog, to be able to use the computer to communicate with you all.

If only I could hand write a personal letter to you all, to say thank you, that would be lovely.

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