Tiz good to be back again after a long while away on academic pursuits. This enforced break just brought back a feeling of boredom, loneliness and forgetfulness which many students and indeed youths cry about these days. In a time like this, I cant but imagine the power and effect of a word of grace from a friend/colleague will bring either in form of a call or text message. Now, this vary amongst youths, while some favour the virtual world (Social Network platforms), some favour calls, a huge number actually prefer text messages amongst whom I belong.
Back then, just when we were settling and getting to know each other, I received a text message from a fellow coursemate of mine on Saturday, 22nd November, 2008 at 1:27pm (U surprised I committed the details to my photographic memory?), really there was nothing special about the message, just a word of advise, but I have kept that message intact and gone over it over and over again despite changing phones severally since November 2008.
I dont know if tiz me alone but the effect text messages have on me is overwhelming. As in the scenario painted above, the message she sent reads:
“There are 3 enemies of peace, avoid them,
*Regret over yesterday's mistakes
*Anxiety over 2moro's problems
*Ingratitude for today's blessings
I'm sure she cant remember sending me that text but I so much treasure that message. Most times, when alone, I pick up my phone and scroll through my inbox, and it just brighten my moment. Often times, the intrigue that comes from TEXT ANALYSIS is just indescribable. This same pleasure I derive in going through my inbox is thesame I take in sending out messages to folks.
However, one thing that surprises me is that the number of people I reach out to dwindles every day and dats becos I expect people to reciprocate that gesture when they receive a beep from me, but that's not really the case.
Notwithstanding, on several occasions, I have sent out bulk sms and one or two replies came in with the message “...that was the word I was waiting for...” all through the rest of the day, I feel elated and fulfilled...I have impacted a life positively today!
The cheapest way to endear people to yourself is to reach out to them in and out of season. Maybe through beeps, calls, notes or text messages, just make sure you are reaching out to someone or your clique. Dont leave it to birthdays, holidays or festive seasons to reach out to someone, either in nthe virtual world or in the real world, I prefer the real world though.
I asked a lady one day why after receiving over 3 messages from me all through the week, she has not deemed it fit to reply one or even beep my mobile. Guess what her reply was? “I cant compose a message...”. My surprise could only be imagined at such response. Really? Are there such people around who find it hard composing text messages? For God sake, just 160 words of grace is hard for you to put together? Quite Alarming!!!
the reason many ladies dont send message to guys is because one thing is peculiar to the guys, “TEXT ANALYSIS.” we begin to imagine the motive behind such text, the situation that warranted such texts and the next point of action as a result. Someone said, it's actually a 2-way thingy, the ladies also perform the same experiment...I care less though.
Bottom line is this, always try as much as possible to reach out to loved ones in the real world (Calls, Flash, Voice and Text messaging). If a life is affected as a result of over 10messages sent, I think that's mission accomplished!
Finally, one thing pisses me off about messages though, hearing my message tone beep and excitedly running to pick it up only to find out it was from my service provider...GOSH, I always feel like smashing the phone to the wall (never tried it though). Have you felt/experienced that lately?