Today's will be very brief.
Friends, all kinds, are blessings.
The kinds that seem to mostly say the "right" thing and the kinds that sometimes push your buttons with the "right" things that they say.
The kinds that you mostly listen to, the kinds that mostly listen to you and the kinds where you take turns pretty evenly listening to each other.
The older ones, the younger ones, the non-human ones too...
Facebook is what enables some of my friendships these days. So, for all its imperfections and glitches, facebook is a blessing I'll count. Messenger chat is a blessing too, because it, too, enables connections with friends.
Thinking about the chat applications that I use I think also of the blessing of the typed, as opposed to spoken, chat. When you're not in the same room with someone, or even on the phone with them and it's just the two of you typing back and forth, the space and time that are built into that way of communicating can be a blessing too. (like when letter-writing was a popular form of communication) A friend can be typing away and pissing you off and because they can't hear you groan or curse at them or sound annoyed at them, they may just not know that you've gotten momentarily irritated. You have time to think, to reflect and to temper your response. Arguments and hurt feelings can be avoided. And that's another blessing.
So those are my blessings for today.
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