All year I snack. I get some quick energy and sustenance here and there. Morsels sustain me till I get to a meal, and I do get there. A few times a year, I feast. I’m currently in the middle of a two week smorgasbord. And to borrow a food related phrase–I’m lovin’ it!
My friend Josh describes facebook as a snack. He’s right. Facebook is a useful tool that allows me to graze through people’s lives. I pick up nuggets and morsels as I skim through my news feed. I learn a little of this and a little of that. It tides me over, but it doesn’t satisfy me.
What satisfies is a meal. The face to face interaction with people you care about. I get those fairly regularly. They keep me going. They satisfy and nourish.
My last week went beyond a meal. It wasn’t just the meat and potatoes of friendship interaction that happens on a semi-regular basis. It was the sumptuousness of simultaneous moments saturated with friends I’m accustomed to snacking with. I only had a week to spend with these friends who 51 weeks of the year I only see on my computer screen–sleep, or a lack thereof, wasn’t an issue.
There’s not much that can beat face to face interaction with those you care for deeply.
This week I continue to feast, but it’s a little more controlled. Instead of having 37 teens to enjoy around the clock, I get to slowly enjoy different friends and their families in smaller but more focused chunks of time. It’s a different type of feast this week, but it’s still a feast.
I am so thankful for last week. I’m thankful to be part of the group pictured above. I’m thankful they invite me into their lives. I’m thankful I get to snack with them all year long. I’m grateful for a week with them. A week to listen to them up close and personal. A week to hug and be hugged. A week to give and receive affirmation. A week to feast. A week to enjoy these TCKs who hold lots of real estate in my heart.
When was the last time you feasted? Or do you live in a continual feast? What do you think about facebook being a snack?
facebook logo courtesy of drewkasler; group photo courtesy of MaryGrace Meyerdirk