Friendship In The Time Of Chaos..
Anyone else feel like the world is on fire?
Where do you start, and when does this end?
I am going to say what you already know and have probably heard a million times.
Reach out to your friends. Often. Call them. Email them. For the first time ever social media can be used for good.
I have actually talked on the phone to friends I normally text. We are sharing music, recipes, our fears.
That last one. Now is not the time to hide. If ever there was a time to show up this is it.
People are showing their true colors. Some are becoming the marker in the Art bin everyone fights over. Some are becoming the crayon no one wants.
Don’t be the crayon.
My list of worries like almost everyone is long.
It has felt very reassuring to know I am not alone. To talk it out or not. To talk about something absolutely ridiculous and have a good belly laugh instead of a long cry. I have plenty of those and know more are coming.
I am by no means telling you to text that ex or forgive a hurt. But the people who mean something to you. Now is the time and goodness knows we have time. Tell them. If possible show them.
I still am not a social media cheerleader and I would fly a caution flag there too.
When people have too much time on their hands they think hard. Overthink… so if you think it might maybe just bug them in normal times I’d say in these times … it will be even more so.
I know it is for me.
On the flip side it is keeping us all connected. Take advantage of it. Use it for good!
But that is not the point.
The point is this. You can come out of this better, the person who lost an opportunity, or was a jackass.
Or in much more eloquent terms thanks to Teddy Roosevelt:
“Do what you can with what you have, where you are.”
Things are weird. Try to keep your chin up. Wash your hands, be kind. This is your moment. You can either rise up or fall back.
Sending you love and reminding you to wash your hands.