Feeling Lonely? Phone-A-Friend, Sometimes

Feeling Lonely - Seniors Today

Perhaps its time to rekindle an old friendship

A nagging feeling of something bad is going to happen or feeling a bit low than usual, or just feeling lonely. Arguments that may have caused a hangover and unhappiness slowly creeping over. Something is making you feel isolated and lonely. It could also happen if your support system has dwindled or if you have lost touch with people you miss or care about.

What do you do on a day when things don’t feel right? Phone-a-friend. This option is available to you without participating in “Kaun Banega Crorepati” and without Amitabh Bachchan giving it to you. Cheer up and call some old friends, talk about family and gossip hell of a lot. It will make you feel lighter as if you got all your problems off your chest.

Life is short if you feel that something has gone wrong over the years forget about it, apologize and you could be able to restore the friendship that was gone for good. Don’t put it off, reach out to them. It will be great talking of old times.

Very often we lose track with people, friends, cousins, friends of a cousin whom we have known all along – from childhood days, college days; identify them and give them a call.

There are various reasons when people walk out of each other’s lives. Death, falling out, moving out. Sometimes we isolate ourselves or alienate other people, even old friends who we used to love. Often priorities change and that means letting some people go. That is life gets busy, people move away, change jobs, have kids. Suddenly who meant a lot is no longer around. Whatever the reasons, sometimes we look around and realize that we just don’t have enough people loving us as we were used or we need. It’s never understood by us how much love do we need and why aren’t we getting it.

Call an old friend who goes back to growing up years. She/He is a person who makes the world a better place. Who makes you want to make the world a better place and remind you of what love, compassion, family/biradari (community) is all about, often you reach out to each other and reminisce the good old days.

Sometimes we connect with people without understanding the reason why we connect or what they mean to us. If they have gone out of our lives there is a vacuum that is difficult to define. They could be a transfer to another city, in-laws, family pressure, something just happens and the relationship slowly fades.

It’s time to rekindle old friendships especially for senior citizens who could be lonely in their lives.  Friends who could bring love, hope, and support to each other. We always don’t have control over people disappearing from our lives and sometimes there is no way to get them back. People we love die, you could remember them, have fond memories but unfortunately, they cannot reappear. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can connect with people who are around and for that, you don’t need Amitabh Bachchan to Phone-A-Friend.

Pick up the phone and call that friend of yours, let’s rekindle.

One Comment on “Feeling Lonely? Phone-A-Friend, Sometimes”

  1. Jovial Seniors laughing singing playing harmonica or any other instrument, should make a group . This members are great compay , this group individuly should spread other senior group to bring life with other really .old depressed , lonely seniors. Bring hapiness in exsisting parameters.

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