“Send them my regards.”  “Give her a hug for me.”  “Tell him I asked about him.”  “Remember me to her.”  Such requests come all the time.  We make them as well.  Do people actually follow through?  Do we?

Let’s acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of such messages are still-born.  People usually forget or may conclude that the request represents more of an afterthought, mere convention than sincere intention.  And often that’s just what it is.  Rather than engage directly with another, it’s easier to communicate by proxy, sparing yourself the time and effort of direct engagement.  Still, messages on occasion do get through.  And recall how delighted you’ve been at times upon hearing that someone’s thought about you.

So remember how good it feels, both to give and to get.

My Regards.

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