The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Staying Connected

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

March 12, 2007

With all the modern day ways of connecting to people, do you ever still feel that you are loosing connections with your family and friends.

When I was in school, it seemed it was the best time because I was connected through the entire community through either the school, church, or my friends and family.

Today, we have email, cell phones, the ability to travel easier and faster, but yet it seems we are all on a fast pace and too busy to stay connected.

Now that my children are out of school, I loose track of who people are in the community, and what is going on. My parents, one of my siblings, several relatives and friends have died which makes me even more at a loss for being connected.

Although my email is overloaded, my cell phone is too, it seems the best way to keep connected is still the good old fashion way, inviting folks over and visiting around the table.

By spending less money on all the gadgets, we actually may not need to work so much, thus have more time for entertaining.

It could bring us back to what is really important, and that is building relationships... which takes time.

Email, text messaging, and cell phones are great, but it seems it doesn't bring flavor into a relationship. The flavor of a warm cherry pie, or Grandma's homemade bread, or delicious homemade chicken and noodles.

I never thought I would say this, but what I really miss most is the fellowship in the kitchen when we were all washing and drying dishes after a great meal.