I was writing to an Australian chump yesterday and sent a virtual ((hug)) and she wrote back thanks for the hug using the hashtag #combattingloneliness — and I thought, damn, that’s a Friday discussion.
Not a collective expression of the sadz (but hey, if you need to go there, share. We get it) — but more like practical funk-busting tips.
What gets you out of your head and connected to others?
I’ve always believed in the adage if you want a friend, be a friend. There’s so much need in the world, you can throw yourself at something. Be the hug-giver. The soup ladler. The show-up committee member.
I’m single parenting over here, Tracy. I’m exhausted. Enough with your do-gooding bullshit.
Okay. Do you take the dog for a walk? Bolster another chump online? Tell the older woman in the elevator you like her scarf?
How about exercise? Do you kick-box the blues away? Stomp the grief into little pulverized bits? Grind it into a fine dust and sprinkle it over ice cream?
What are you doing to fight Dementors?
I ran this challenge past Mr. CL who said, “I want specifics. A goal without a plan is just a wish.” So I had to Google that. Thus the meme.
In the Making the World a Better Place column, did you guys see this article in the Washington Post today about the school teacher Keisha Yearby in Maryland who does Facebook live to read bed-time stories to her students?
Need some warm fuzzies, read it! I LOVE her. You know those kids are going to remember that teacher for the rest of their lives.
TGIF, mighty CN!