It has been a while since I have written. Every day I think of something I would like to say, but then something else happens to throw me in another direction.
In these crazy days we are in, I think the most important thing that we can do is to show others that they are thought of and that we care. While we are social distancing and staying away from each other, I have been moved by the caring phone calls, texts, cards, and emails that I have received. Staying in touch is so important for both the recipient and the one who initiates the communication.
I know when I have checked on family and friends, it makes me focus on caring for someone. I feel like I am doing something positive, and that is good for me!
When someone reaches out to me, it touches my heart to know someone is thinking of me. Thank you to many of you who have done just that.
Kindness is a most honorable trait. I love kind people. Emotions are all over the board, and when we can encourage one another it goes a long way in making it through these long days of being alone.
Do you find yourself becoming a bit down? Then, please, reach out to someone. Everyone reacts differently to our situations. Some days I feel I am so anxious about everything. Everyone seems to be on edge, and just the little things turn into big things so quickly. Other days I feel isolated and long for the life we had before of enjoying people and hugging friends.
Today, let’s commit to reach out to one person a day just to say hello and that they are missed. It will change their outlook on the day. I have one friend who will call and say, “I just need to vent!” and I listen to the things that concern her. Most of time people just need to share a burden or something that is troubling them. Other friends call to say how bad their hair looks or how they don’t put on makeup like usual! I can relate to that, too.
Look up and pray. Look around and love. Look to the future with hope.
Now abideth faith, hope and love. The greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)