I play Words with Friends with my mom, with Jason’s best friend, with my Aunt Joyce, occasionally with my niece, one of my oldest (as in time, not age) friends Reyna and with Tonya from Letters for Lucas and Natalie from My Crazy Busy Life.
I play Scramble with Friends with my mom, one of my mom’s good friends Lynn, and Mellissa, an old co-worker/friend whom I never get a chance to talk to anymore. I also play with the wife of a friend of Jason’s who I would love to see.
I play Hanging with Friends with my mom, my brother Scotty, and Bridgette, an old co-worker/friend.
Draw Something is my new favorite because I’m a horrible artist (even with stick figures) and it’s hilarious to watch people try to draw the words out. I play with my mom and brother, with a couple of my nieces and my sister-in-law Sammy.
Aside from my mom and brother, I play all of these games with people I wouldn’t normally talk to in my day-to-day life. Heck, some of these people I wouldn’t even think about in my day-to-day life…not because they aren’t important to me, but because I just don’t see them very often (or ever) anymore.
The reason I love playing all of these games is because it reminds me how important these people really are to me. These games make me think about my friends and family every time I log on to play. I only see my aunt on holidays and family events, but now I think about her everyday. My old friends that I never have a chance to catch up with? It’s okay because they know they are in my thoughts.
I think about these people. I laugh at their words and pictures. I get frustrated when I can never beat them (both Tonya and Natalie are kick-ass Words with Friends opponents). They make me smile every time I get a notification that it’s my turn to play.
These games keep us in touch, much easier than other forms of social media. We play at our own pace. There are no expectations. It’s a way to keep our minds working and keep us close.
I am not looking for a million other friends to play with – that wasn’t the intent of this post – but I just wanted to let those people who take time out of their day to create words and pictures with me that I appreciate them. And I love that we stay connected without speaking a word.