“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt
We are not islands. When we feel ill, or depressed, or unsociable for whatever reason, it can feel nearly impossible to get up, get dressed, and get involved. Yet, a balanced life requires it.
Consider this: The health of your mind, body and spirit needs connection, with other humans, with the Divine, with Mama Earth, the family pets, with your memories, ancestors, dreams for the future.
For optimal health, here’s your assignment. Over the next week, call someone from at least six of these categories: 1. Sig other, 2. Parents, 3. In-laws, 4. Children, 5. Other family members, 6. Neighbors, 7. Friends, 8. Co-workers, 9. School chums, 10. Fellow volunteers, 11. Members of one of your social or recreational groups, 12. Spiritual friends from your church, synagogue, mosque, ashram, or cult hideout.
Do what you can. Like chicken soup, it’ll help you feel better.