When You Feel a Bit Lonely

Confetti Heart photo by D Sharon Pruitt

Can we just get honest about something today? We all have moments when we feel a bit lonely. It’s part of being human. We go through different seasons, transitions, moves, changes.

When you find loneliness sneaking up on you, first say this: “Hello, Loneliness. I know you’re here to try to convince me that something is wrong with me and that I’m the only one who hangs out with you. But I’ve figured out your tricks and I know that’s not true. So thanks for stopping by but I’ve got better things to do than listen to you.”

Then pick up the phone, send an email, go to a coffee shop, invite a friend to lunch, hug your kids, sign up for a committee, text someone–whatever you need to do to connect with one other person. Because chances are, loneliness has tried to visit them too.

When we listen to what loneliness tries to tell us, we withdraw when what we really need to do is reach out.

The surest way to keep from feeling left out is to let people in.

You may be lonely right now. But you’re not alone.

Who can you love on today?


Holley Gerth

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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