All of us know someone who’s alone. We all have a friend who is conditioned to ask for a table for one whenever they go out to catch lunch. With the seasons changing, this feeling of isolation can be consuming. The heart-ache associated with the memory of a parent or loss of a child is crippling. Some of us wrestle with heroes who have let us down or friends who are no longer in the picture and the whole world seems to be upside down. If you’re a person who feels like you have it somewhat together, start being intentional about being accessible to the silent and the brokenhearted. Be present for someone, especially as we turn this corner into the upcoming holiday season. It’s so easy to have the intention, but the follow-up can be life changing for someone else. Please… notice someone this week.
If you happen to be the lonely one… the one who needs friendship right now… let someone know. Don’t hint at it with vague status updates and out-of-the-blue blog sharing. You might be surprised how many people need a friend like you, too. Need a friend? Please comment below.
TL;DR – Be a friend to someone. You probably need each other just as much.