Comfort in Connection

These are such wonderfully simple ways of letting others know they are important. A little encouragement goes a long way in life. I remember a point in my life when I was at my lowest. My feelings of alianation were greatly intensified by lack of personal connection and by the fact that days went by without a call or a kind word.

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One of my personal struggles is loneliness.

I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t loved—not everyone can say this (believe me I know this very clearly as a Social Worker). I can’t recall ever truly being alone or on my own. But there have been sweeping moments and drowning days where I have felt incredibly lonely.

We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. (Mother Teresa)

I can’t remember when, but years ago I started saving little notes, cards, sticky notes, messages, scraps of paper—basically anything someone took  the time to write or send me. Here is one of those caches.

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I am not one who displays these notes or even really…

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