For this week, I’m encouraging you to reconnect with someone from your past. Consider this an opportunity to clean up some unfinished business or just a little push to look up someone you’d like to see.
Start by thinking about what it would be like for you to hear from someone who has lost touch with you, specifically someone you’d really like to hear from. Is it an old classmate, a distant friend, someone who has moved away, a relative?
Having imagined that, think for whom you’d like to provide that kind of a positive surprise. Make a list of people you haven’t seen for some time or those whom you miss. The list need not be long.
Next, choose one of these people and take steps to reach them. Any style of communication is fine but you will get more from this exercise if it extends beyond Facebook, email, or voice mail to some kind of an exchange. If that act of connecting isn’t a kindness act in itself, then extend the action to include doing something kind for this person.
If you find this theme difficult or problematic, please feel free to interpret it another way. See if you can stick to the theme of reconnecting, though, perhaps by reconnecting to something other than a person from your past.