Hey, guys, it’s The Myriad here. So a personal update, I am actually in a very special place right now. I cannot say exactly where, but I’m currently looking at a college I’m thinking about attending. It’s going pretty well so far. Where I’m at is bitterly cold. We’re talking like -10 degrees Fahrenheit and below. It is ridiculous!
So as you start a new week, I want you to take note of something: Do you know anyone who always seems to be alone?
This may not seem very obvious at first. But there are people everywhere who are alone. All it takes is a look into a café, a local restaurant, library, or even a school to see many people sitting off by themselves alone. Now, of course, just because someone is sitting alone does not immediately mean that they are “alone”. But if you see that same person day in and day out sitting or standing by themselves, it is quite possible that they are indeed truly alone.
For myself, I’ve discovered that there are quite a few of these “lone wolfs” at my own community college. So I started to reach out and talk to some of these people. As it turns out, most of them are great. Why no one bothers to talk to them is beyond me. For example, I reached out to a girl that I always noticed was off by herself. So, little by little, I started attempting conversation with her. That was about a year ago. Now, while she is not suddenly super social, she seems to be a lot more out of her shell than when I first met her.
The bottom line is: look for these people, and when you meet them, talk to them. You may get turned away, yes. But you might remind someone that there are people out there who care about them. Being alone all of the time can take a nasty toll on a person. So reach out! Encourage! Be friendly and make someone’s day. There are plenty of people out there who need and want you to come along side of them. If you find yourself alone and in the corner, try to reach out to someone who may feel the same. What else could you do?
Before I go I will say this: Yes, I have found myself more than once very alone. I do not have that many true friends. I have a lot of people that I know, but very few friends. But because of this, I understand what it is like to feel alone. I can relate to people who say, “I don’t really have anybody.”
Be alert out there! Keep your eyes open this week for these people. That is it!