Focus on Friendship: e-Buddies March 2018
In February, Joy and Stacy celebrated their 8 year anniversary as e-Buddies. Through the years they have exchanged over 800 e-mails. We asked Stacy and Joy some questions about their friendship and participation in e-Buddies. One of the main common threads in their responses was how much they value each other’s friendship and the e-mails that they exchange with one another.
Both Joy and Stacy express that they really enjoy e-mailing with someone that lives in a completely different state. Stacy shares that “Building a friendship with a complete stranger who I might not ever meet has been so rewarding and just plain fun. We share a bond through the written word. It’s given me a whole new meaning to the term pen pal.”
The two friends feel that they can discuss anything in their e-mails to each other, there are no boundaries. Joy feels that she can say anything to Stacy because she is someone that Joy really trusts. It seems that they both enjoy having someone that they can e-mail with about what is happening in their lives and the common interests that they share, like movies.
Another common thread is that both Stacy and Joy feel that others should become involved in e-Buddies and experience a new friendship. Stacy shares; “Who couldn’t use another friend? Joy brightens my day! Her e-mails always seem to arrive at just the right moment when I need to be reminded about what is really important in life. It’s each other.” Joy feels that is great to get to know a new friend through e-mail. She states; “If you haven’t joined yet please do so because you get to have a new friend and it is so much fun! There is so much that I can say about this group, please join, you will be so glad that you did!”
We are so glad that Joy and Stacy have enjoyed 8 years of friendship through e-Buddies and we wish them many more!