Reach… Reach out and touch someone was a slogan years ago from the phone company https://youtu.be/HO17B-ACRn0. They were referring to calling new friends you made over the summer and keeping that friendship alive. The commercial goes on to say how your new friend is waiting for you to call. Now we have phones that we carry around, that allow us to call, text, or send photos, or whatever instantly, but more and more people are fully disconnected, and desperately need someone to reach out for them. They are drowning and need a simple hello to remind them that there is hope.
A quick smile, or hug, or touch on the arm may help them remember they are human. Many people goes days with physical touch, or real personal contact. We are designed for relationship. We need people, and people need us. We need to keep reaching out and connecting. We are all wired differently, but there is a need for our contribution and the people in out sphere of influence need us, just like we need them. Different people have the ability to reach and connect with different people, so we need to not give up on each other and be intentional with reaching out and connecting.
* I am joining Five Minute Fridays in a 31 day Writing Challenge. Each day I will be writing on a different word prompt for at least 5 minutes for the month of October.
**Check out 2018’s 31 Day Writing Challenge https://inkblotlife.com/category/write-31-days-2018/