“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich
Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good for the mind, heart, and soul. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to feel less lonely though. There are simple ways to overcome loneliness that don’t require hosting a party.
1. Write to a pen-pal – Pen pal World or Pen Pals Now are both good, free websites for finding a pen pal to write to. Connecting in the old fashion way of writing letters, as opposed to the modern favorites of email and Facebook, will create a unique and personal experience. This classic way to keep in touch will allow you to feel less lonely in a very easy way. Continue Reading This Post »
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Post this note on your mirror, put it on your bedside or placed it in your pocket, so you will be reminded of its powerful truth on the days you feel discouraged.
Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
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“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha
The words we use every day have the power to influence for better or worse. Even the smallest of phrases or words can impact those around you, so choose carefully! Here are a few examples of simple expressions that carry big meanings.
Thank You – Expressing gratitude to someone for something they did or said is one of the best ways to connect to a human being. This simple phrase will make the other person feel good—and it’ll make you feel good, too. Everyone enjoys a sincere thank you; it makes us feel important. Continue Reading This Post »