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Though we are the most interconnected generation of all time, we are the loneliest generation as well. We may text and comment on pictures, but rarely have a heartfelt, deep, face-to-face conversation. My loneliness was causing me to be on social media MORE, but that pseudo-connection left me feeling emptier and lonelier. We now live in a world that makes it possible to live void of human contact. We can live a virtual life. The same technology that promises to help us be more connected than ever is — in some ways — making people more disconnected that ever.
My loneliness caused me to spend the day in tears. I had left all my friends 3 years ago when we moved from the Chicago area to Colorado. Then I left all my new Colorado friends to pursue an adventure in Minnesota. My husband saw me and listened to my sadness … then encouraged me to do a few things that he thought might help.
Husbands love to FIX things. Then, I slowly acted on his suggestions and it really DID help! If you find yourself feeling lonely, these ideas might help you too:. Do it. Call an old friend today. Those are the friends you need to continue to check-in on and reach out to. Letting someone know how you feel invites them to encourage you, pray for you, check in on you, and spend time with you.
I was feeling sad that very few friends had reached out to me, then I began to realize I had not reached out to anyone either. I have one friend who lost her father, another friend just went through a divorce, another friend moved across the country. I had not reached out to ANY of them!!!! Wow, I was throwing myself a pity party, then realized I was not doing what I wanted others to do for me!
I had very few people in this new state that even knew my name. But the few that knew me, I contacted. I invited the one other lady I knew out to dinner. It was refreshing to chat with other ladies and begin to build friendships. When we sow genuine seeds of friendship — love, encouragement, time, and affirmation — we WILL reap a harvest of good friends. This might sound silly, but I intentionally went on walks and bike rides with my kids around my new neighborhood JUST to meet our neighbors and find potential friends. My first good friend in Colorado was someone I met at the playground when our kids were playing together.
The library, classes at the gym, my church, and a Bible study. I was actually writing this post from the cafe inside my local gym. I was so embarrassed to answer honestly, but took a deep breath and said: Loneliness. Start writing a list of things you are grateful for. My shift in perspective caused my heart to mend.
We are never really alone. Our Heavenly Father is always ready and willing to spend time with us, comfort us and heal our wounded hearts. You have held my hand. Psalm The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you with my right hand …Isaiah The closer we get to God, the fuller our hearts will be and the less lonely we will feel. I am a mom to four young boys and wife to one handsome man. I love hot coffee and good books! I'm a midwest girl living and loving life in Minnesota.
This such a wonderful post, Kathryn. I liked everything about this post. Very simple steps into feeling better. Like being honest about your emotions, going outside, and praying. Liked the quotes too. Notify me of follow-up comments by . Notify me of new posts by . All Rights Reserved. Contact Me Buy My Book! Feeling lonely? I am too. If you find yourself feeling lonely, these ideas might help you too: Reach out to old friends. Reach out to new friends.
Get outside Get OUT of your house! Take a walk, soak in the fresh air. So…get outside! Movement creates opportunity! Get out of your house. Be friendly. Stop and chat with people. Start a Gratitude List Start writing a list of things you are grateful for. If you look for the good, you WILL find it!
Connect with your Heavenly Father. Psalm …You can be sure that I will be with you always… Matthew The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. I will support you with my right hand …Isaiah The closer we get to God, the fuller our hearts will be and the less lonely we will feel. If you are feeling lonely, call me or send me an ! January 19, By Kathryn. About Kathryn I am a mom to four young boys and wife to one handsome man. July 16, Who am I?
November 2, Post Next Post. Reply Corey January 19, at pm This such a wonderful post, Kathryn. Reply Margy April 16, at pm I liked everything about this post.Cure for a lonely heart
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