This summer I got an unexpected voicemail from an uncle who just called to say hello. Normally, we only connect on birthdays or holiday so it felt good to hear from him. I meant to reach back out but life was busy and it was never the "right time." This morning, I reached out with a simple text asking how he was doing. I could feel his smile come through in response and it made me smile. No emoticon necessary. Reminds me to not put off reaching out. It can just be a simple thing.

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