You Are Not Alone

You are not alone. Trust me on that.

Right now, someone who loves you is thinking about you. Wondering if you’re all right. Wondering if you’re happy or sad. Wondering if now is a good time to give you a phone call just to say “hi.”

Maybe they think you’re busy. Maybe they don’t want to be a pest. But they are thinking about you. They care what happens to you.

If you’re feeling sad and they found out about it, they’d call you right away. And if you’re feeling great and wish you had someone to share your happiness, they’d want to do that, too. Happy is better, but happy or sad, they will stand with you if they can.

We hear a lot about the risks of Covid-19, but not much about the risks of isolation. Loneliness, depression, and all kinds of problems face people who feel cut off from the world. They sit alone at home, and when they go out, it’s not much better. Instead of smiling faces, they see masks. Instead of handshakes, they get hand sanitizer. They’re told to keep their distance. Even when they’re around other people, they still feel alone.

That’s why it’s important to remember that we’re not alone and we do have people who care about us.

Think about it: there are people about whom you care. Have you called them today? Probably not, for the same reasons they haven’t called you. It doesn’t mean you don’t care. If you knew they needed you, you’d call right away. And if they knew you needed them, they’d do the same.

Right now, people who love you are thinking about you. And they hope you’re all right.

You can be. You’re not alone.

About N.S. Palmer

N.S. Palmer is an American mathematician.
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