If there is a positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the world has learned how to connect virtually, further shrinking the world a bit and making it easier to tell friends and family how much they are loved and appreciated.
Just yesterday, Judy and I shot a short Happy Birthday video for my aunt who will be celebrating her 90th birthday this year. It took us a couple of takes to get it right, but Judy was able to edit the video on her new phone. Uploading to a “momento” site set up by my cousin took seconds. It will be part of a collection my cousins are preparing to share with her at an epic celebration on the other side of the country.
Business people have been using some form of video conference ability for decades, but it took the pandemic to bring these tools into the hands of everyone. People with only a modicum of computer skills soon learned how to use Google Video, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and others to stay connected when meeting in-person was impossible. Funerals, retirement ceremonies, reunions and all manner of get-togethers are being shared using these new apps. Distance no longer matters…people can participate from around the world, and from any location they choose…their home, a car, a boat, even a mountaintop if they have a good enough signal!
There’s simply no excuse in our modern world NOT to stay connected with your friends and loved ones. So this Mother’s Day, use one of these apps to CALL YOUR MOTHER! She misses you and would love to see your face.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Share it with those you love through today’s technology!
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