I am a person who enjoys checking-in….a quick hello, a conversation about nothing or something, a shared giggle or laughter till tears flow, a moment of shared pain that leads to tears and a hug, a wave while driving past, an instant message chat or a phone conversation between visits in a day…there are many ways I check-in throughout the week and I enjoy almost every encounter I have.
Now, I have to admit that I have had to learn the value of not always moving onto the next checking-in moment. I have learned the value of putting my phone down, leaving my keys on the counter, kicking off my shoes and staying a while. I am grateful that in the journey to my heart I have had good friends who have invited me to stay awhile and to learn that checking-in can lead to great conversations and shared moments that don’t happen on the run. I hope you have moments like this…moments that feel life-giving and refreshing…moments that are sometimes planned but at times they just unfold….when your checking-in!
With that little bit of context, you can imagine I was excited to see that some of my Facebook friends were using a new FB feature that allowed them to check-in. I learned how to do it and started to check-in. Trish Borgdorff is now at Visiting Angels. Trish Borgdorff is now home. Trish Borgdorff is now at MVP Sportsplex….I took time each place I went to check-in….and you know, today, I thought, has this gone to far? Really, is it necessary for me to tell my FB world where I am at all times….and maybe the underlying questions are does anyone care or does it make a bit of difference to anyone?
I enjoy the world of Face Book, but some of what I read makes my heart ache…things are posted that I hope are being shared with a friend, in a home, with face-to-face contact as opposed to posted via Face Book. That is likely a topic for another day, but for today, it has become clear that I don’t need to share where I am at all times. Now, you might see me check-in somewhere in South Africa but as to my day-to-day comings and goings….if you want to hear about those…let’s go to coffee!