Recently, due to a Blackberry glitch, my contacts in my Outlook database started to duplicate….then the duplicates duplicated. Of course, my handheld device shut down and had to be replaced. In the course of repairing the damage, I had to manually go through and delete all the duplications. A daunting and very annoying task!
As I got into a rhythm, however, I realized how much I was enjoying seeing all those names of people with whom I have had a relationship over the years. Each entry brought back memories of intimacies shared, problems solved, relationships built and nurtured. I found myself reminiscing about experiences long forgotten. And, of course, I found myself reaching out and re-acquainting with people whom I had lost track of.
Occurring at year’s end, my technological snafu became a gift. I end 2011 with the recognition of being connected to wonderful people, having contributed to others’ lives in meaningful ways, and having a support system of caring and interesting friends and relatives.
Wishing you a loving, peaceful and purposeful 2012