And yet while waiting in another Doctor’s office, I read this article out of the August 2011 Better Homes and Garden Magazine
It was called the Lonely Hearts Club, here is what it said…
Reason No. 872… to call your sister, volunteer, or play with your dog.
Lack of connection is unhealthy! University of Chicago research results show that persistently feeling lonely raises blood pressure, increases risk of stroke or heart attack. ~ Sara Altshul Healthnews
I guess the reason I liked this short article, was because I do believe that being lonely… really is unhealthy. And it doesn’t take that much to help someone from being so lonely, even if it is only a phone call, letter, email or short visit. I think every day we should try to think about someone who is particularly lonely, and see what we can do to help.
However if we are the ones that are lonely, then it is important for us to remember that being in the Lonely Hearts Club isn’t a good place to be, and we need to go out of our comfort zone and do something with or for someone else!
So go ahead, call your sister, volunteer or …just go play with your dog. I know you will feel better if you do!
Good night dear friends!