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YOU NEED NEVER BE LONELY

Ludwig van  Beethoven was once handed a note which read: “Dear Ludwig since you are deaf, how will you ever hear the wonderful music you have composed? To which he answered, Oh, I will listen to it from heaven one day.”~Ludwig van Beethoven

Fred, a friend of mine has recently retired and as a widower, he is absolutely bored to death. I tried to get him started on Virily but he has absolutely no interest in writing.

I had him over for a chat a few weeks ago and I did a few Google searches and Facebook group searches too. He phoned last night to thank me for getting him involved in several group events, he sounded absolutely elated as he had apparently followed up on the leads I gave him and mentioned that he is now actively participating in several group activities and loving every moment of it.   

An absolutely free of charge way to meet new people is the senior center in your town. If you don’t have a senior center, there is usually a local church or synagogue or Elks that will serve the same purpose. Often there is a local community center. These centers have free movies, free card games, free activities, free celebrations, free books groups, and free just about everything!! 

If you are housebound, for whatever reason, go on Facebook and look for a community of people who share your interest online. There are people there chatting day and night. ie.type in cat lovers. book lovers. quilting group. cake bakers. antique collectors. Anything you like to do … and you’ll see, you are no longer alone! And if something costs money, and you are on a fixed income … please don’t be afraid to ask for a discount wherever you go or a free of charge entry, you will be amazed at how many businesses really care, (don’t let one bad apple discourage you from asking.

 Almost every single group out there will quietly let you join free of charge. And one last point … 20 years ago, my mother met all her best friends in a free local bereavement group after my dad passed away. So whatever you are going through in life, you can be sure that you are not alone. Even in bereavement and illness, just reach out in the community, or on Facebook or on the phone you can connect with people who would love to share your life. There is no reason to be lonely in this world!! Please take a look around you, there are free social events everywhere. Good luck to you and take that first soon.

  • Question of

    Are you lonely wherever you are?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Have you joined some Facebook groups?

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. I am lonely. But meeting people online has not been good. Even here I have people laugh at me. When I tell them I don’t understand something they make fun of me. I am trying because my son says it’s good for me. He has made a list of people I should avoid now.

    • Pay them no mind, my friend. It’s all about you and none of the faceless ones poking fun at you are of any consequence. Besides me, there are several others that respect your kind and considerate way. We have one life and need to live it to the full, with no regrets.

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