#5: Reach out to others, you guessed it, at least once daily for thirty minutes. Try to do FaceTime, Skype, phone calls, texting—connect with other people to seek and provide support. Don’t forget to do this for your children as well. Set up virtual playdates with friends daily via FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Kids, Zoom, etc—your kids miss their friends, too!
#15: Notice the good in the world, the helpers. There is a lot of scary, negative, and overwhelming information to take in regarding this pandemic. There are also a ton of stories of people sacrificing, donating, and supporting one another in miraculous ways. It is important to counterbalance the heavy information with the hopeful information.
This week, a difficult one for our communities, be among the ones to pick up the phone or log onto the computer as one way of staying safe and connected. And, as Mr. Rogers always said … look for the helpers.
What stories can you tell about where you’ve seen generosity and lovingkindness showing up in the world? What is giving you hope?
I invite you to join me (and others!) this coming week at one or more of the times I’m setting aside on ZOOM to help keep our connections strong even while we are physically distant from one another. Check your emails for this week's newsletter with complete details.
With blessings for the journey,