Notice the “typo” in today’s title? Well, I absolutely meant to type Feel Good Fridays, but instead I typed Feel Good Friends. And I’ll let it stick based on today’s quote!
I’ve been in isolation and lockdown, like many of you, since the middle of March. And since then, I’ve been going through a lot of pain associated with my illness. And my surgery is coming up next week!
Along with the “woe is me” that comes with constant pain, I miss the personal connection: the hugs, the tears, the laughter, the touch of my loved ones.
I’ve never been a fan of digital over analog. I have a film camera (although I do miss my digital camera at times), I enjoy books over e-books, and I do write in a journal from time to time. But in this strange time, I’m reaching out to reach out.
I’ve tried Zoom (ugh, I despise it).
Facebook video chat is nice for walks with my best friend.
Marco Polo is a very fun way for me to stay connected; a sort of video walky-talky.
Videogaming remotely with my soon-to-be-six-year-old nephew.
Phone calls are occurring more and more.
Text and email and Facebook are also a great way to stay connected.
I don’t know how I’d cope during this time if it weren’t for the physical touch, hugs, and kisses of my husband when he comes home from work each day. And for the friends and family who I’ve been able to stay in “close” contact with via the aforementioned means. Thank you, you guys!
Which brings me to today’s quote (sing it with me):
“…Said I’m gonna get by with my friends, yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh, yes I’m gonna keep trying, now (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Keep on trying with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh, I’m never gonna stop there, oh (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I’m gonna keep on trying, yeah yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)…”
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney; With a little help from my friends
Hang in there, guys. We’ll get through this.
And if this loneliness is too much for you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m here for you.