I had a quick question to ask a friend of mine. I was about to send her a FB message and hope that I would get an answer fairly quickly. I looked down at my ‘chat’ area on FB and saw I had 33 friends online at that moment. (We’re all addicted…. aren’t we???) She happened to be online just then…. so I shot her off a quick question right there! And guess what! She answered!
What a world this is to have instant messaging. Arguably there would be people out there that would say…. what ever happened to a good old phone call? While I wholeheartedly agree that nothing will ever replace a voice to voice communication…. sometimes a quick message is all you need. Though we took the opportunity to laugh and chat about a few other things for a few minutes…. it was nice to quickly connect with her, get my question answered and within a few minutes move on to other things. I actually was getting dinner ready while I ‘chatted’ with her too…. I guess we can multitask while on the phone too…. but I was glad I was able to do both while chatting. One thing about chatting vs. speaking on the phone….. sometimes we get carried away in a real live conversation and can spend much more time on the phone than we had planned. Happens to me a LOT! So….today I’m grateful that a friend was available for a quick friendly chat!
I am Grateful! How are you?