Living Large Summer of Fun Scavenger Hunt Week #2: Find a Personal Connection

Not long ago I was chatting with a friend on Facebook and she said, “I’m going to call you.” Although I come from a generation that used to sit for hours with friends on the phone, I was a little shocked. I couldn’t remember when I had actually talked with someone on the phone!

Our digital world is great for a lot of things, but I think it has done a lot of harm to society as well. It has “dehumanized” us, breaking down friendships to texts and online chats. I believe it’s also led us to some of the meanness and online bullying, people have actually forgotten how to interact with real human beings. I’ve actually been in living rooms when family members are sitting there texting each other in the same room!

I had so much fun reconnecting with my friend on the phone that day, I’ve made it a point to try and call my loved ones as much as I can and not allow our relationship to only be on chat or text.

I’m not as good as I’d like to be, though, so I’m challenging myself this week to reconnect with at least 5 people I haven’t seen or actually spoken to in over a month. I will be reconnecting with two good friends at a luncheon today and that means I will have to find 3 more in my address book to reconnect with over the phone.

Your scavenger hunt assignment this week, if you choose to accept it, is to reconnect with a friend or a loved one that you haven’t actually spoken with in over a month (the longer it has been the more fun you will have reconnecting!) Make a lunch or coffee date to meet them in person, if possible. If it’s not, set up a phone “date” with them in the morning over coffee or better yet, Skype! No texting , emailing or chatting on social media allowed.

You have until Thursday, July 6th at 9 p.m. CT to post here or on the blog about your reconnection “find” for entry into the drawing.

Post about your reconnection here or on the Living Large Facebook page


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6 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    My friend Janet and I got soooooo busy. Last Friday we got together and tried out a new restaurant and (best part!) I got to meet her newest foster pup. It was great. At the end of July I am going to Oregon to see family and friends I haven’t seen in at least 5 years. Love some “personal connection”!

    • Living Large in Our Little House says:

      It’s so much fun getting together with friends, especially if you’re meeting a new dog, too! 🙂 Have a fun and safe trip to Oregon!

  2. Kathleen Winn says:

    I spent the weekend before the Fourth, with friends who get together for an annual barbecue and a fun day of swimming, re-connecting and just generally enjoying the summer weather to be outdoors. I look forward to this annual gathering of friends and the camaraderie that we share after many years of enjoying mutual interests in politics, gardening, horses, music and a variety of other hobbies and pursuits. Our neighbors, Dave and Carol, host this yearly event and open up their farm pond and their home to friends who come from as far away as Los Angeles, as well as locals who live just up the road. We have been doing this long enough that we now have great “remember when” stories to share and laugh about. Nothing better than friendships that sustain over years, and the memories that go along with that kind of connection. Great idea for a scavenger “find!”

    • Living Large in Our Little House says:

      That’s so awesome. It’s fun when you have a regular get together with friends each year!

  3. Barbara Vatza says:

    For scavenger hunt #2. We will reconnect with my husband’s cousin and his wife. We last saw them two years ago. We will have dinner out and come to our house for coffee and dessert. They spend their winters in Florida so summer is the best to reconnect with them as we live in Pennsylvania.

    • Living Large in Our Little House says:

      That’s awesome, Barb! And there’s no better way to reconnect than over a good dinner that ends with coffee and dessert in the comfort of your home!