Staying connected to each other is so important while we’re physically being isolated.
I have several craft groups that meet every month… spinning, knitting weaving, bobbin lace, as well as a few other specialized social groups and over the last few months, I’ve just been too busy in many cases to hang out on a regular basis. I’ve taken them for granted.
Now that we can’t physically meet, we’ve started using technology like Zoom to ‘hang out’. The first time we saw each other on screen, we all broke out into smiles.
I can’t tell you how much those smiles transformed our day… like magic! It was so very uplifting not just to hear their voices or see a still picture, but to see my friends actually smiling in real-time.
I’ve been reaching out to friends and family through text and email (which is my preferred way of communication), but I think I may use video calling a bit more until this is all over.
I know it’s probably hard to dwell in Gratitude with our world in such turmoil, but reminding ourselves of the things we have, our good fortunes and the things we normally take for granted is really important right now.
Sometimes, it’s as simple as just smiling at someone to help brighten their day.