Sometimes I forget to really talk to people. To sit down face to face and REALLY talk to them. Lately I’ve been getting signs to do just that. First it was a conversation, similar to this post, about how connected we all seem what with social media and emails and texts. All that stuff. But how lonely so many of us feel. We decided, it’s the real conversation stuff that was missing. Agreed and parted ways, bellies warm with coffee drunk.

And I went back to what I was doing before.

Feeling the way I felt before.

Then last night I watched the gorgeous {and mad as heck} Bear Grylls. He was climbing some section of the Alps with a UK comedian. A tall lady with a show about being clumsy and odd. She struggled through the whole mission with the charming Bear being all charming the whole way. During the camp out they spoken like you only ever do around a camp fire. They bonded. then slept in a teeny tiny tent together.

One part of the conversation struck me as my next reminder. Bear says to lady comedian {I cannot remember my name for me LIFE!} that he enjoys this part of his job most. Being out with people under the stars, talking and bonding. Sharing stories and life around the fire. They lamented the same thing I am here, the difference between being in contact and being in communication. I nodded. I know, I though. It’s different.

And I went back to what I was doing before.

Feeling the way I felt before.

Then this morning, feeling a little out of the loop with people. I went to the gym and my gym buddies and I talked shopped. Shared our goals and talked about really getting behind each other. I felt good. Then I received a text from my husband, he was going to the Dr. I didn’t even know he was sick. I felt the gap from my husband so I demanded time to talk. We agreed to meet in our kitchen at 6 tonight and really catch up. Hug lots and close the gap. Then my brother and I went out to lunch and we made the time to REALLY talk. No work stuff, no lame stuff. Really talked.

And I went back to what I was doing before.

Feeling way different to how I felt before.

Are you in contact or in communication with people?