A few weeks ago, I called my friend Alex ( Alex is gender-neutral, and of course is not his/her real name. But I double-checked anyways and now publish this with his/her permission). Alex did not answer the phone, but the following text conversation ensued:
Alex: Hey! I’m at work. How are you?
Katherine: Haha, I figured. Just calling to say hi! Call back when you can. No rush, just thought of you and wanted to let you know.
Alex: Katherine, I truly believe you were inspired to call me. Thank you for following through with your thoughts even if you didn’t think anything of it. When you called, I was in the bathroom crying having a really hard time, but your calling is an answer to my prayers.
Katherine: Alex, I’m so glad I could lift your spirits a little. You lift mine. I really do hope things get better. Call/text/email anytime!
Alex: Katherine, thank you. You are amazing!
I do not relay this text exchange to brag. I just want to remind you that you never know what role you are playing in someone’s life.
Don’t be afraid to reach out.
READERS: Who’s day will YOU make with a terrific text?
Oh ya, and save your text messages!