I think it’s important to have people you talk to everyday. Friend, family, neighbor, whoever they may be–It’s good to have people check on you and for you to have people to check on.
By “talk” I mean communicate in some way, shape, or form. Texting, talking on the phone, social media messages, or any other of the plethora of choices for communication these days.
Often when we go through tough times, we don’t want to talk. We retreat into ourselves at the darkest times when we actually need people there.
Me and my people have a thing that helps. A way to check in on each other with no pressure to talk or further explain ourselves at all. To make sure we are still there and cared for.
It’s called an Emoji Check-In 🏴☠️
An Emoji Check-In is simply that. One person sends an emoji to the other. 🎶 The other has to send one back. ☯️ It can express how you feel 😢or be a poop emoji 💩 What it is doesn’t matter.
I cannot express how much this helps. It helps the concerned party know the struggling person is still there and helps them love on them, even if from afar. It helps the struggling person know someone cares and is thinking of them. It helps them know that if they Do want to reach out and talk, someone is always there.
I’m not sure if my friends made this up or what. I know we’ve been doing it for several years amongst three of us and it has helped me tremendously to feel loved and not alone.
If you don’t have an Everyday Person, find one. Start with one text to someone and then do it again the next morning. Have no expectations; Meaning, don’t expect them to reply. Text “Good Morning” everyday. If you end up not wanting that person as your daily, text someone else. You’ll find the right one or maybe you’ll find several.
We all go through difficult times and we’re not all experts on reaching out or asking for help.
Check on your peeps.
Thank you, Christine & Kristy. I can’t thank y’all enough. #iflybs #nwo
MAKE GOOD CHOICES.
~Love & Light, Sarah