Today is Day 18 of our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge.

Your Challenge today is:

Text 5 Friends Letting Them Know You Are Thinking About Them

Even though we cannot meet our friends face-to-face, it can be easy to forget to stay connected and maintain personal connections with people. It’s more important that ever, for your friends and yourself, to stay in touch, even if it’s a quick text to let them know you are thinking about them. You most likely know if your friends like texting over calling, or if they appreciate a deep conversation once in a while. And you also know what you have the energy to provide to them without exhausting yourself during this difficult time. Remember, you can only help others if you’re well enough yourself.

Your challenge today is to Text 5 Friends letting them know you are thinking about them.

If you know they’re going through something difficult, don’t be afraid to address it. Tell them you’re thinking of them during this time, sending them good energy, prayers, or whatever is appropriate for that individual.

Sometimes we don’t send over these simple texts because we don’t have the time or energy to respond to the conversation that might ensue from it. Well, that’s the other beauty of texts and cell phones. Set your boundary ahead of time. Tell them you’re about to clock into work, but you just wanted to let them know how much you care. Or tell them you’re about to make dinner, but you just wanted them to know you’re thinking of them during this time.

It is just as important for you to be there to just listen. They may not be looking for advice. They may not even be looking for you to agree. During this time of social distancing, it’s just nice to have someone there listening to something they may have been bottling up inside since they have nobody to talk to.

We can all do more right now to check in with your friends during the holiday season and the current pandemic. Whether it is completing our Random Acts of Kindness Challenges or sending a simple text message to a friend, it is about staying connected in a positive and uplifting way that benefits those around and yourself!

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