The Scenario: While waiting in line for your lunch, you randomly start wondering whatever happened to your old friend Jamie. You two got close while studying abroad in Prague, but have since lost touch. The next day, completely out of the blue, Jamie messages you on Facebook.
How To Handle It: Write back and tell your friend you were just thinking about them. See where this new conversation--and renewed connection--takes you.
What It Might Mean: There was obviously some reason you and this person were feeling connected at the same moment in time. Sometimes a dose of nostalgia in itself can be a source of comfort, and sometimes we're meant to reconnect with people for other reasons. Be open to whatever thoughts, feelings, and ideas come up in the course of this new conversation--you never know what random bits of inspiration you'll find, and hey, it might be exactly what you needed.