Trust your Instincts…
Being in a crowd, feeling alone, or misunderstood. Do you walk away? bury your pride and engage with a different crowd? or accept the reality that you don’t blend.
Social isolation becomes normal, muted nights are adapted.
Tik Tok, Facebook, and Instagram captivate our time,
yet remain empty, somewhat entertained, and
constantly searching. Television has almost become a
pastime unless there’s “Breaking News, or Program
Alerts” on local or national news stations i.e. CNN
Otherwise, we’re fondling with our remotes searching for flicks on our Amazon Fire Stick, Netflix, Hulu, or relaxing to Pandora music. These are the creative influences that replace family gatherings, conversations with friends, romantic dates, and outings with roommates. Social engagement has dwindled because of fear, rejection, inflation, racial divide and Covid 19, and now Monkey Pox. Friends become distant, family shy away and grocery clerks are shielded by a plastic barrier, that reminds you of a Lab Tech. The streets remind you of a war zone; (empty, hollow, boarded, road rage, random drive-by shootings, and insecurities.) Nodding of heads is the new normal
“Hello.” Maybe we are not looking inward, what have we forgotten amid crisis? How to
love, respect, acknowledge and be kind to each other. If you’re thinking about someone, odds are they need to hear your voice. Saying a kind word to a stranger may brighten their day. A warm smile may encourage another to feel happy. Without any reservations, try paying for someone else’s gas at the pump. (If you can afford to do so.) Or perhaps take an extra Starbucks coffee to your co-worker. Offer to pay for a stranger’s lunch/dinner.
Not only will they be surprised, but you will also feel better about your generosity.
If your instincts, and you have that feeling in your gut to do a kind gesture…..Do It!
Without any reservations!!!