Something a bit different today.
If you relied on Facebook, you’d think that everyone is spending their time camping on the lawn, turning their garage into a home gym, and communing with the wildlife that has miraculously started appearing in their garden.
If that’s you – great.
But it’s not like that for everyone. Here in the UK we’re on Day 22 of lockdown, and some people are really, really struggling. Loneliness is a dreadful thing.
I’d like you to do something. Do it today. Do it right now (unless you’re reading this at 4 in the morning, in which case – do it later).
Choose five people. And contact them.
Phone them, email them, text them, send them a WhatsApp message, write them a letter. Yell at them from across the fence. Hell, send them a carrier pigeon. Anything.
But contact them. Just say ‘Hi, how’s it going?’.
Make the connection. Join the pieces. Start the conversation. It might be the most useful thing you’re able to do today.
And tomorrow – choose five more.
Stay safe. Stay sane. It’s not for ever. We can do this.
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