as you can tell from this post, i have very specific beliefs about friendship. i don't believe you have to chat every day, and hear every little nuance of someone else's life in order to consider yourselves "friends." but life moves us all in different directions and keeping in touch is difficult.
personally, i find talking on the phone to be very challenging. it's not a form of communication that i have ever really warmed too. and just like speaking in person - it's so easy to get off track. before you know it you're both talking in detail about what you ate for lunch that day. and you entirely forget to tell them about your new job, your child's birthday or the fact that you are having marital troubles.
so, i invite you - nay - i deeply encourage you, to get some pretty stationery, and put pen to paper in honour of your friendships this week. aside from being a very therapeutic activity, your letter writing will make someone literally jump for joy while checking their mail (just imagine it!).
* as it turns out - pretty much everything is a 'thing' - january alone is celebrated as "eye care" month, "hot tea" month, national "staying healthy month" and more. there are also specific celebrations for "festival of sleep" day, "cuddle up" day and even "peculiar people" day! who thinks of this stuff?
** well, not actually thousand. who am i - grace bonney of design sponge?