Virtual relationships are made everyday on the Internet. The definition of “Virtual” is interesting. It means “All Most”… “Imitation”… “Computer Generated.” Are the relationships formed on the internet make believe? Are they imitation… artificial? Hmmmmm.
Well, I have to confess… I have many Virtual Relationships via the Internet. I love to get to know people via their blogs… and I am a member of a couple of forums. One group I belong to is a business forum called “Milagroworld.” It’s a forum where we toss around business ideas and and give each other support. And, of course, we chat about personal things too. I have met many fine people on this forum, which I consider to be my friends.
Well, last night, my sister, Sheila, and I had an opportunity to meet a member of Milagroworld, Trapper Sherwood, from Nashville, Tennessee. It was so fun to meet him face to face…because we all had become good friends via the Internet. He is in Utah on business and we went to dinner together. Nothing “Make Believe” or “Imitation” about this man. I found him to be sincere, and loads of fun. We had a good old time talking and sharing information about our families and tossing around business ideas. After a four hour “chin wag.” we looked up long enough to notice the restaurant had closed it’s doors and was mopping the floor.
So on this “Good Friday”, I want to report that this “Virtual Relationship” turned out to be a great one. The face to face contact was rewarding. To feel Trapper’s great energy and spirit told me I had already made a great friend… via the Internet. This is a “Good Friday.” Thanks Trapper!
P.S. We made new business plans and discussed new ways to support each other. Now, there is nothing “Virtual” about that.