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Over the last few days, with what’s happened to my Grandma, I have been so grateful to the people who have supported us by contacting and encouraging our family.

I’m happy to say Grandma is out of hospital and is at home resting with her speech coming back slowly. I spent time with her this afternoon and I found a bunch of brownies on our kitchen table, with a note from a friend saying she was praying and thinking of us. There are a couple of other big things going on at the moment that I cant speak about here, but we have been so grateful to our closest friends who are walking beside us.

Having friends drop by and offer to cook us dinner, one of my husbands friends drove down last night and spent the night with him. A friend came and took me to breakfast this morning and bought a little present for our son Max.

It is at times like this, that really show you who your friends are and how connected we really are. My experience over the last few days has been from friends I have known and developed deep relationships with over years. Friends that I adore seeing and connecting with.

Are you deeply connecting with people?

or are you only connecting with people in little sips. A text here, an email there, a status debate today, a de-friending off facebook tomorrow.

“Connecting in sips may work for gathering discreet bits of information, they may work for saying, “I’m thinking about you,” or even for saying, “I love you,” but they don’t really work for learning about each other, for really coming to know and understand each other. And we use conversations with each other to learn how to have conversations with ourselves. So a flight from conversation can really matter because it can compromise our capacity for self-reflection. For kids growing up, that skill is the bedrock of development.” Sherry Turkle

I stumbled upon a fantastic video which is all about the culture of connectedness in social media and how it tricks us into thinking we all have heaps of friends. In reality though it just makes us feel more isolated and more frustrated.

It’s called the innovation of loneliness

The information for this video, came from this fantastic TED video by Sherry Turkle

Are you feeling alone even though you have many friends online?

Are you connected really?

All my love



4 thoughts on “Connected?

  1. Great TED link, Amanda.

    Just took some time to watch it and without really meaning too ended up taking a bunch of notes. Think there are some changes that need to come into play for me and mine.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Gosh I was challenged too.

  2. Love. This is thought provoking. I have started trying to ring people rather than text. Have real conversations rather than edited ones! This inspires me to more.

    ps I have been off social media for 5 days so apologies for bombarding you with my comments all at once ????

    1. No worries, I love comments and thanks for your encouragement!

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