For now, and more than ever, we need to stay connected to our people. It is essential to stay in touch with life. There are a multitude of ways that we can stay connected right now. Facetime, zoom, facebook chat for kids, Netflix party … the list is endless. We should be oh so grateful for this in and of itself. Aside from technology keeping us connected there are still many hours to fill, and endless ways to express love and gratitude for our people. And it is in times like these, when we feel lonely, excluded, sad and even disconnected when we need to dig deep and lean in. This is an ideal time to invite gratitude to the table and express it. Because remember – you can’t feel resentment or sadness when you are grateful – they don’t play together. Gratitude supersedes the darkness.
Expressing gratitude and spreading love should be paramount right now. I do believe this is an always statement but sometimes it’s adversity that helps us see this more clearly. Send your partner a playlist of songs that make you think of her/him. Cull a slideshow of photos from a recent trip and share it. Send a video message telling your person your favourite thing about them. Draw a picture or write a letter to someone you love. Invite your friends to a zoom dance party. Declare crazy hear day and share the photos with your crazy hair day friends.
Love your people … and you just might find that the reward is two sided.