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While we can’t grab someone in a bear hug or hang out with the person we love necessarily, we can still sustain our relationships and show love to the people we care about while six feet– or most likely, homes apart.
For me, I’ve had someone reach out every single day to ask how I’m doing and my daughter. The person always asks if I am doing okay and says something nice to me. This makes my day!
Another person asks if I need anything and went out of the way to help me accomplish something I needed to keep me “sane” over this tough time. I will never forget that! It is one of the few things keeping me going during social isolation.
These things make a HUGE difference from a distance. These things show real love.
They make me feel loved. When we feel loved, we are happier and more positive.
Just because you aren’t face to face doesn’t mean you can’t make a loved one feel loved.
In fact, during this god-awful time in which the lot of us are frightened and unemployed and a chunk of us very sick, we need to be MORE Loving, MORE caring and MORE giving.
Now is not the time for BS, fighting, tensions or stress. Now is not the time to be cold, uncaring or harsh. Now is not the time for petty excuses and nonsense.
We need more than love of course. Many of us need PPE, groceries and our health… but we need love too. A lot of it.
Here are 6 things we can do to make someone feel loved, despite the distance– no excuses: