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Reaching Out

October 26th, 2020 at 03:29 pm

Years ago AT&T had a slogan, "Reach out and touch somebody." Of course the company wanted you to call and keep them in business. 

However, I think we need to stop and take this slogan to heart. As we still struggle with the Pandemic, there are an awfully lot of lonely people out there. For example, a lady at church asked about our looming group. She wanted to know if she had to come and make hats. I said no, come and visit with us. We sit over 6 feet apart and wear masks and have windows open. She got teary eyed and said she has been so lonesome and would like to come and talk with others. 

Another lady who had been with our group recently died. The sad fact was she took the sheltering at home to the point she didn't get her prescriptions refilled and therefore did not take her heart medicine for months. She was found dead at her kitchen table. I regret that I didn't message more; we weren't real close, but still, I feel maybe I could have offered to go pick up meds for her. 

I don't think it just has to be phone calls (sorry AT&T), but emails, letters, cards, messages, texts, or even a "Hi, ya" from a distance. Most of us are social beings and we need that interaction. 

So, as nice as you are all, hope you spread a little sunshine to those around you.

4 Responses to “Reaching Out”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Well said, and so true! Older people, especially, are very isolated in this crisis. Any kindness could make such a difference.

  2. Wink Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about the lady from your group. There are so many people who are feeling isolated and lonely, and with the holidays fast approaching it can be even harder. Thanks Rob for the message to reach out! It truly only takes a minute and can make such a difference.

  3. terri77 Says:

    Even as an introvert, this social distancing can be isolating. I’m glad that your friend was able to come over & enjoy your company.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    So nice,Rob. And a wonderful. reminder to us all.

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