We’ve been going through a lot these past two years. No matter where you are, the threat and fear of the virus has been difficult to navigate. Couple that with all the other day to day demands and worries and it’s no wonder that people are struggling. So I thought in today’s post I could inspire us all to find some energy to reach out and to help each other.
Because what we give out comes back to us. So if we’re reaching out with kindness, kindness returns to us. If we’re consciously making an effort to check on friends, family and loved ones, we are raising the love quotient in the Universe which affects our planet in a positive way. Even the smallest kindness, smiling at a stranger or being polite in a store, helps.
It’s not the big grand gestures necessarily, but the small ones, that add up to make a huge difference. It’s reaching out in a text or phone call, or even writing a letter to someone, with the intent to make their day brighter. It doesn’t take a lot for you to make someone’s day.
I know that for me, when someone reaches out, I am happy to connect with them. It takes effort to get out of our comfort zones and to share a few minutes with a friend, but it’s so well worth it! Because nobody should go unnoticed. Even the grocery cart person in the parking lot whose job it is to round up the carriages has feelings and shouldn’t go unnoticed. How many times do we walk around in our own heads without seeing the other people and blinding charging through life unaware?
Awareness is key here. Connections are key. Kindness and positivity make a huge difference in the simplest of ways. You never know what someone is going through when you meet them, so lead with kindness. Not everyone will tell you what’s going on, but when we open the door to conversations, it always amazes me how many people will open up when invited to share how they’re feeling.
I know these times feel uncertain and many people are isolating more and more. We can’t make people connect, but we can certainly be available. We can coax and encourage so that they don’t feel alone. If you’re someone who is feeling isolated, notice the kindness that comes to you and take the opportunity when someone asks how you are to really tell that trusted person how you’re feeling. Many people truly do care about you, but it’s up to you also to take that step when you’re asked to share.
Gratitude leads the way to positivity. Counting our blessings helps too. Connecting with others debilitates the isolation quotient which raises awareness. Coupled with kindness, it’s a winning combination. Always remember that we are an Ohana, a family here on this planet.
I hope today’s message finds you in a good place. Spread kindness and love today and everyday please. As Ram Dass says, “We are all just walking each other home.” Share your journey…you never know how your positivity will help someone else.
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Oh gosh! I totally needed to hear this about all the small gestures adding up to make a big difference in people’s lives. This is so easy to forget but it is complete truth! I’m so happy to have read this today! Thank you so much Yvonne!
You are so welcome Pepper! So nice to see you and I hope 2022 brings you all the best!