Why I Love Emojis

Someone asked me the other day “what did someone like you do before there were emojis (better yet bitmojis (I’m in love) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ) to express your emotions?” It’s a really good question, because before email and texting I wasn’t very communicative or good at expressing my emotions.ย  And I’ve never liked talking on the phone! Ask anyone who knows me. ย It doesn’t come naturally or easily to me, I grew up in a family that was not very warm and cuddly.ย  It’s much easier for me to say how I feel in writing.ย  However, even before texting I will say 20 years of yoga and a near death experience (or two) has definitely “opened my heart” or my fourth chakra ;).

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(My friend says it looks like someone gave me a black eye in this one)

But with the advent of texting I have found the ability to let people know how I feel about them when it’s positive and supportive or humorous but have stillย  tried to retain the ability to control myself a bit when it’s not all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š, you get my drift ๐Ÿ˜‰Ever since I’ve been able to text and use emojis my reputation has gone from “she’s kind of cold and not very sweet and sometimes she can be brutally honest” to “she can be sweet and thoughtful sometimes, albeit brutally honest”

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๐Ÿ˜‰The first time I received an emoji it was on a cold winter day and my friend ended our texting session with stay warm! โ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ๐ŸŒจand I literally came unglued with excitement, I showed my kids and said “I want those” and they ๐Ÿ™„at me and said they’d been around forever and then proceeded to put them on my phone, I was beyond thrilled, (it’s the little things, right)?ย  You can only imagine how I reacted, when I got my first bitmoji from my daughter, it was as if I’d died and gone to heaven! And the funny thing is I actually was quite possibly dying, I was in the emergency room at the time!

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My point being we should all try to tell the people we love and care about more often, even if it’s just a quick text and even if you don’t have a lot of time … a quick

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Can make someone’s day…ย  it’s like the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”ย ๐Ÿ˜