fingertips have replaced the use of our voices

Three months ago, I lost a close friend to cancer. He was an incredibly generous friend, always thinking of others before himself. I considered him family. Losing someone who holds a special place in your heart isn't easy it honestly sucks. It made me realize how much I take my life for granted. I’ve been blessed with amazing people in my life, and I often forget how important it is to enjoy every moment with them. It seems like most people don't enjoy their lives to the fullest. In today’s world, everyone communicates through their fingertips. What ever happened to using our actual voice? I always see people having lunch together, but they are on their phones the entire time. How can you enjoy lunch with someone when you are looking at your phone the whole time? Everyone knows how annoying it is when you’re speaking to someone and they’re not paying attention because they’re occupied on their phone. Our generation is engulfed in technology. It surrounds us everywhere we go, but we should be more thoughtful about where and when to use it, and especially how often we choose scrolling through our feed over connecting with someone in person. There’s one story in particular that I will always remember about my friend: every year on Christmas Day, I would go outside and find snow on my front lawn… Jimmy made sure it was there every year. After he passed away, no one laid out the snow on Christmas morning. To give back to his family, this year my family and I made sure his kids woke up to a white Christmas, so they could enjoy what he always did for us. There are so many people that should be cherished more than your cell phone, people who deserve and are valued more of your time. You never know when is someone’s last day. I didn’t know it was going to be Jimmy’s last day.