Last night I found myself up close to 1am watching TV. Both parts of that statement are not my normal. I was watching a show that had many different personalities coming together to get through a particular challenge. As time rolled by, episode by episode, I was perplexed by why this had me enthralled. By the time my sensibilities had me turn in for bed, I had begun to figure out that I was hungry for companionship. These characters were becoming fast friends and I was hooked. Because I don’t do friendship superficially, my friends are as tight to me as family. Now, a distant family. Just another thing this virus seems to have pushed slightly out of reach.
Just like a lack of Vitamin D can cause mood swings and depression, I wonder if there has been a study on what removing deep belly laugher and sarcasm does to us?
Proverbs 17:17 says: A friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity. Seems fitting doesn’t it?
Who doesn’t need someone around to say “This may suck, but we are in it together.”
I think this week we are hitting a stretch where the end may be almost in view. Close enough that if we can all dig a bit deeper and try a bit harder we can push through this. But, if you are anything like me, “pushing through” often does not involve much self-care. I just focus on making it to the end goal.
So instead, what if this became the perfect time to invade the space of some one we love? What if we call till they pick up, text goofy memes till they beg for mercy, or park yourself in their driveway with the window down and an extra Starbucks?
If it’s friendship we all need, then it is time for us to B1. I am convinced, This week is the best time to be the Sonlight that we are all lacking. Will you join me?
We will get through this together!
In His service and at yours!