Pick up the phone


Someone saved my sanity this morning. A friend from FB, not someone I’ve met face to face but a good “mate”. He knew I was feeling pretty down and that my major psychotic episode is less than a fortnight behind me.

A voice from a quarter of the way around the world made me laugh, made me feel cared about. Never, ever underestimate the power of hearing a human voice. I had masses of wonderful supportive messages on FB which made me feel heaps better but…this was a vocal hug.

So if you ever think “I should phone” but hesitate – don’t. Your call could make a world of difference to someone who is at the end of their tether.

Thank you, Sir, you know who you are and would hate me to name you but – you are a true gentleman.


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4 thoughts on “Pick up the phone

  1. Of all the things MS has taken away from me, the ability to have phone conversations is one of the hardest to deal with. I miss the 2hr calls to my brother and just being able to chat whenever I feel like it. Phone calls are a wonderful and not really appreciated until they aren’t available for whatever reason xxx

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Another reminder about how we can get into the convenience rut of routine. I talk to my sister on Skype twice a week – she is back in the UK and for me there is a huge difference in talking face to face. You are engaging all the senses and it is free computer to computer and easy to download. I have talked to friends in the US, Australia and Ireland and so pick up the phone, Ailsa is quite right a voice is a much more compassionate instrument than even the kindest words and if you are reading this on your computer then you can install Skype and really get your message across.

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