Missing old friends and family? The New Year is rapidly approaching, and there’s never been a more perfect time to reconnect.
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Going to a high school reunion this summer? How long has it been since you saw your former classmates? When you think about it, the answer might surprise you. After graduation we all go our separate ways. And it’s just so easy to lose touch.
This summer, people across the country will reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in more than a decade. Getting ready for a high school reunion can be an exciting experience. You’re eager to see everyone and reminisce about old times. But the weeks leading up to the big day can be surprisingly stressful.
Sometimes the thrill of catching up with classmates is overshadowed by feelings of apprehension.
It was the day Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. They arrived without warning, and without a formal declaration of war. What happened next changed the world forever.
Today – December 7, 2011 – we look back and we remember. 70 years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor is still recognized as one of the most notorious and tragic events in American history.
You may be cooking, cleaning, eating, watching TV, playing games, helping the needy or participating in countless other activities. But whatever you’re doing, chances are you’re spending the day with others. Family, friends, maybe even a group of people you’ve never met before.
When do you plan to retire?
The average age of retirement used to be 65. Americans would plan for decades to make sure they were financially secure, and rely on social security benefits to help them enjoy their golden years. These days, however, things are different.
65 is no longer seen as the standard age when people retire. More of us are planning to work later in life; sometimes until we just can’t work any longer. For some, this is a personal preference. For millions more, this is a difficult and inescapably harsh reality.
When you see the phrase personal communication these days, you might be inclined to think about electronic devices. Technology makes it easier than ever for people to stay connected. We can email, tweet or Facebook each other, find friends on Foursquare, and constantly check the current status of everyone we know. Our communication tends to happen on laptops, smart phones and personal tablets.
These are all great ways to keep in touch. But these same methods of connectivity may also be diminishing the act of one-on-one interaction. And nothing beats the simple exhilaration of two people talking to each other on the phone or in person.
What are you grateful for? It’s easy to dwell on the negative things in life. Our days get so hectic that most of us don’t have time to stop and think about all the little moments that make us smile. That’s why we’re celebrating World Gratitude Day.
In 1965 a group of dignitaries from several nations enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner together in Hawaii. They discussed the concept of creating one day each year to encourage people to focus on things that make them happy. All the attendees agreed to take this idea back to their home countries. From then on, September 21 was recognized as World Gratitude Day.
The founders of this happy holiday suggest spending it with family and friends, and meditating on things that bring you joy. Whether you share these thoughts with others or keep them private doesn’t matter. The point is to concentrate on the positive side of life and express your gratitude.
Lynn O. is a new friend of ours. She enjoys the pace of her life in Hawaii, and never gave a second thought to online services like people searches and reverse lookups. That is until she suddenly needed to locate her sister-in-law.
At first she wasn’t sure where to start. Lynn knew about public records websites, but was hesitant to try one. She decided to give it a shot, and visited PeopleFinders.com.