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Acts of Kindness When you're Sheltered In?

Just Want to Talk | Last Active: Sep 15, 2020 | Replies (54)

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@fiesty76

Hi, @0616, You posed a good question for those of us who are strictly self-quarantining regardless of age. I'm close behind you in years and have missed the one-on-one meetings and gathering times with others as well. In addition to so many others' great responses, I made a list of friends, neighbors, acquaintances and their phone numbers that were part of my in-person circle of activities before restricting myself to home in March. I use the list to call with just a friendly "hi, how are you doing?" and manage 2 or 3 calls each week from the list. Some are isolating and others are going out and about. However, it is a way for us all to stay in touch and the calls don't have to be lengthy just more "thinking of you". Some return calls to check periodically on me as well and all seem a bit glad for a break from other routines. It has paid big dividends for me because it is a good way for me to learn what is happening beyond my own 4 walls. A few out-of-town friends and I seem to be calling to visit a bit more regularly than in the past as well. Four close friends have had major surgeries and illnesses during this period. Because I don't go to others' houses or take food like usual, I had a stash of greeting cards so have mailed a card each week to each of them just to let them know they are being thought of.

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Thanks for sharing your ideas. I am going to follow your suggestions.