It’s a funny thing . . . even in today’s uber-connected world, many of us struggle with loneliness. Our chaotic schedules and immense to-do lists can often prevent us from having the relationships God intended for our lives. Sign up to receive daily inspirational messages on coping with loneliness.
Make a point of sitting still next to someone with nothing in your hands beyond a favorite beverage (no phone, no TV, no computer, etc.) for ten minutes each day. Give them a simple greeting or ask them one question. Then sit back and allow them to use the space to talk if they so choose. If not, be content to sit near them in silence, with gentle attention. Consider incorporating this type of action into a daily practice.