Staying in Touch

Staying in touch is now more important than ever. The human condition requires interaction with others and when that does not occur often depression sets in.

With everyone staying at home we start to realize the freedoms that we took for granted. The daily social interaction with others is one of these. We begin to miss talking with others. Thankfully technology is such that we can stay in touch, email and FaceTime each other.

If you are fortunate to be in your house with your family, spouse or children you may start to find you are wearing on each other’s nerves. If this happens, I want you to stop and think for a minute about all those people who are in their houses by themselves, alone with no one to talk to except the tv. Now think again on your situation, I hope you realized how blessed you are. Do not take it for granted.

If you are missing your daily interaction with others, pick up the phone and stay in contact with friends and family. Make sure everyone is okay and compare notes on what everyone is doing to keep busy and active.

I encourage you to check in by calling a neighbour or someone you know is on their own. Make sure they are doing okay and coping. Shine your light and bring a little joy to them.

If you know someone does not have FaceTime or cannot email perhaps you can read a few things to them, it can be as simple as reading a small article you found interesting. You’d be surprised the joy that this might bring.

Whatever tomorrow may bring, we can rest easy knowing that our friends and family know we care just because of the simple process of staying in touch.

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