It bothers me when people are terrible at keeping in touch. This isn't 1990 when the only options are telephone calls and letters sent by post. Text messaging, for all of its cons, is a really great way to keep in touch with people. And it's easy!
Imagine there is a string connected to you for each and every friend you have. Sometimes they're pulled tight and you talk daily and know what is going on in that person's life. When it's taut, you know how that person feels and what's going on in his/her life.
Sometimes, though, you go for awhile without checking in with each other and the string gets looser. It's okay, these things happen. It would be exhausting to have tight strings connected to you all of the time.
But you shouldn't forget about the string. It's important to bend down every once and awhile, pick up the string, and give a little yank.
Just imagine how nice it will feel on the other end. That person is going to know that someone out there is thinking about them. That someone cares.
Don't let your strings get too loose.
+ Title from Taylor Swift