Celebrate Start with Hello Week! It’s happening all around the country, including Central Florida! Let’s join the celebration to spread kindness & love!
The short answer is yes. We want to celebrate “Start with Hello” week to combat loneliness. The idea is pretty simple! Start by reaching out to at least one other person this week. Let them know they’re not alone.
“Start with Hello week” starts with our kids in school. Especially in 2020, it’s too easy to feel lonely, whether you’re physically in school or learning virtually from home. Loneliness can lead to lifelong issues … but what if one solution is as simple as starting with “hello”?
The idea behind “Start with Hello” week
Loneliness is the overwhelming feeling of being left out and social isolation is not having frequent interactions with friends. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. Due to COVID-19, all students can empathize with the feelings of isolation due to physical and social distancing. Start With Hello is an important social and emotional learning program to reintroduce students to the power of connecting and helping one another.Source: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/our-programs/start-with-hello/start-with-hello-week/
Let’s keep it simple … just show love
We could write so much on this subject, but for today, I’ll keep it simple. The idea with this blog post in my series “101 Days to Christmas 2020 countdown,” is to share ways to show love as we head into the holiday season.
Maybe you’ve heard or experienced this: the holidays can be a hard time emotionally. “Holiday blues” are all too common. Unfortunately, depression and anxiety can lead to unhealthy choices. A time of the year that could be filled
Start with Hello … and keep your eyes open for opportunities to show love!
What if this year, we kept our eyes open for opportunities to show kindness to people around us. Start with hello. Add a smile. At the end of the day, the deepest loneliness of our soul can only truly be healed by the God who came to save us. As a Christian, I believe in Jesus. And when we put our faith in Him, He can start healing our wounded, lonely hearts in ways nothing else can.
Share in the comments if you have a story of how you’ve overcome loneliness … or if you have any questions.
Laughing (and sharing ways to show love) thru life,