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.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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  1. colincoles2016 – Frome, Somerset, UK – A novel writer, since 2014. Atlantic Hijack, an action thriller was first published then with the author name of Sam Grant. Professional seafaring experience from early life was incorporated into this novel and sea poems. Pre-sea training led to ten year service aboard eight merchant ships, as apprentice and deck officer, before training in retail management and marriage in 1973. The confinement of offices and city centre stores most likely contributed to resigning from retail management and applying to join Royal Mail-ultimately in the role of postal delivery. Later as a work place trainer. Between leaving the sea and starting in retail management, two seasons were passed in the role of deck chair attendant on sea front and beaches. "Dancing on the Beach," a romantic thriller by Sam Grant owes its authenticity in detail to these experiences, in the way that the two action, mystery sea novels owe depiction to earlier, professional sea-going experiences. Good review from Sea Breezes, an international sea journal. A recent novel has reference to the author's postal life experience - Persuasions Price Summer farm life experiences, helping on a relatives farm, is also relevant to background source. Galactic Mission, first (2017) and Part Two -(2020) lacks known personal experience of aliens! There are space ships in both novels and innovative creations for earth air sea transport - AS Skaters in Part Two. The author an avid science reader in his younger life. About sixty poems are published by a national publisher. "At Home in Lockdown," a Sam Grant, poem, was chosen for a book publication, in September, 2020. Action mystery novel, River Escape is a sequel to Atlantic Hijack, but stand alone novel. There are sea poems in Poems with themed notes(2016) and short sea stories on Sam's Website with Word press. Point of interest. Latest novel is Galactic Mission Part Two(October, 2020). Editorial list of all novels by Sam Grant at end of story. Opportunity, from BBC Radio Somerset, October 30th, 2020, for Sam Grant to chat about his latest novel and sea life experiences with Simon Parkin, on Mid - Morning Show, was very enjoyable and much appreciated by author, although Facetime technique was amateurish by Author! Novels, are available through Amazon at URL Good booksellers will also supply through Print on Demand. Author has posted novels to readers during Lockdown and holds a few copies of all publications. 3/01/2020. Direct distribution is available from Paragon Publishers, Rothersthorpe, on request to Sam Grant author. Email Please give title/ author and ISBN to order from a book shop and or visit and view Kindle chapters at URL Web site for short stories, poems and commentary from Sam Grant, Author.
    colincoles2016 says:

    Good advice.

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