Isolation, social distancing, stay home be safe, school and business shut downs are all terms that are becoming everyday phrases in the midst of our “new normal”. We are asked to keep our distance from each other physically, but it is more important than ever to not distance yourself emotionally and mentally. Right now, it is vital to stay in contact with family and friends, especially the elderly and people who live alone. I know we can all think of someone that is at risk of feeling lonely. In this age of technology, it is easy to type someone a text , leave a message on Facebook, or better yet, give someone a call. Maybe send a card to brighten someone’s day.
Connection is good for the soul. Everyone needs it, even you. Lack of connection can lead to depression and despair. So reach out with a funny story, send pictures, ask someone about their day, challenge someone to an on-line game, or just let someone know that you are thinking of him or her.
The most important connection we have does not require social distancing at all. Our relationship with God is vital to keeping us strong and at peace in these difficult times. Talk to God everyday. Tell him your worries, your fears, and your feelings of thankfulness.
A strong connection with others and with God strengthens and nourishes the soul