Lonely is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I’ve been there. Many times. You probably know by now that we have moved long distances 7 or 8 times. Uprooting with no job, no built in community to be a part of is hard. I’ve been lonely in medium size towns, large suburbs and cities. Location doesn’t have much to do with being lonely when you don’t know anyone.
Lonely becomes desperation after a short while. It doesn’t take much to push it over the edge. Maybe it’s when you have to eat lunch alone – AGAIN! Maybe it’s always seeing someone else run into a friend at the store. Maybe it’s the failed efforts of connecting with others even at church.
I do know that the onus of others' loneliness often lies with us. Do we only have time for our family if we live near them? Do we have enough friends in our happy circles? Do we not even notice the new girl who has just recently stepped into our own schedules?
I want you to look for that person this week. How can you demolish some lonely for another?
Linking up with Lisa-Jo and my own Furious Five (minute Friday writers)! Please let me know if you got that reference? ;)