What has blessed me the most in writing through this series has been the connections with people. People that I didn’t think would connect with my words have commented and reached out to me. It has been a privilege to see my words make that connection between our hearts and our experiences. It has been a reminder that so much more connects us as people than divides.
Connections can be through our words, a smile, a touch, a hug. So often we think in big terms but it is in these little everyday moments that deep connection can be formed over time. I don’t want to miss any of those opportunities to connect. I am preparing a talk on phone addiction for a group and it has reminded me again of how damaging it can be to those connections with my family and friends. I don’t want to be so absorbed in a screen or in my busyness and expectations that I miss an opportunity for my heart to connect to another.
Where do you have those connection moments in your day? Have you been neglecting any of them? Maybe we can spur each other on to value those simple moments and be intentional in making connections with others. Seek out those opportunities. Be brave and bold.
Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: connect. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called "For Your Encouragement." I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.
You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.