Have you ever thought, “Can I make a difference when there is only one of me?” The answer is, yes you can.
As individuals we don’t think that we have the power to make a difference, but we do. And how, do you ask? One simple strategy is reaching out to them – connecting. Connection is so important because people want to feel seen and heard; that others love them, that their loved ones, friends, and work associates value them, notice them and recognize that they exist.
There is nothing worse than feeling as if you have been disregarded, thrown out like yesterday’s garbage, and worse yet, forgotten. However, it doesn’t need to be like this, when a simple text or phone call will do to tell them “Hi, I’ve been thinking about you”. It really is that simple. I know we don’t always have the time to call, with our busy schedules and lives, so texting can be just as effective.
One thing that I do every single day, is send a good morning text to my daughter and sister. I also include a cute emoji or funny clip to make them smile and acknowledge that I love them. I make this a habit to do each morning with my morning cup of coffee. It is simple, without much effort on my part, but creates a lasting impact in their day.
Believe me, there is nothing worse than feeling like you’re alone in this big world, especially during difficult times in our lives. Reaching out gives us a way of staying connected with the notion that we aren’t ever truly alone – it is our mind being deceptive, tricking us into believing that we are alone.
Let’s make a difference in someone’s life today, by reminding them that they are not alone and that they matter.