Updated: Jan 17, 2021
(Writer’s Note: This article was posted in April, but edited to accommodate current times and mitigations.)
Hey, everybody. Stay connected. Even if you’re on a video call with your women’s pastor and your husband walks in the room post-shower with only a towel wrapped around his waist, (Once he realized what was happening he quickly dropped to the floor on his knees and started crawling.) 🙈 Thankfully Lorie has a good sense of humor.
Anyhow, I’ve had a few people reach out to me and ask me to touch on loneliness during the quarantine. I’ll simply share what’s worked well for me and a few creative ideas from others.
Play a board game while Facetiming / Zooming with friends or family.
Take a cue from my friend Megan, who gets carry-out with her family and then meets in a parking lot to eat “together.”
Meet up with a family and go to the drive in. Even rolling down windows and chatting for a second adds a connection point.
A friend’s high school daughter meets up with her friends at the school and they all sit on the hoods of their cars and talk. And probably flirt.
Go snow shoe-ing (how do you spell that word?!) with a friend. You probably only have one friend that owns snow shoes - locate her now!
Depending on comfort levels and what mitigations are in place, mask up and go to an event and see actual human beings.
Go sledding with a family.
Zoom it up! The group of ladies in this blog post picture has my heart, oh my goodness. Each time we talk or text I’m reminded I’m not alone in what I’m feeling or struggling with.
Yes to socially distanced walks! 🙌🏼 Even in the snow. (Don’t fall.)
My neighborhood has an occasional socially-distanced drink in someone’s garage.
Feeling connected to each other is a basic human need. Get your necessary dose of it in one way shape or form, And BTW, your kiddos need it too.😉
“We are never lost if we can find one another.” Watch this beautiful video.