Thursday, October 20, 2011
On the morning news yesterday, there was a blurb about how people should socialize about 6-7 hours a day. I remember thinking to myself that this amount seemed a little high. I also realized that I don't socialize nearly as much as I should.
It was my run errands day yesterday. (And, of course, it was a rainy,windy day!) I went to the grocery store and bank and noticed that people seemed more talkative yesterday. I stopped at one of my Avon customer's house to pick up a watch that she didn't care for. She was very talkative and I realized that she was a lonely person who just needed someone to talk to for awhile. I went to my mom's to dye her hair for her. She was also in a talkative mood.
With all the visiting I did, I didn't get a lot of things done that I had wanted to, but I couldn't help but remember the news blurb that I heard in the morning. It made me aware that it is very true that people do need socialization every day. It did me good to get some in. So, I've got a mental reminder to at least spend some time talking to someone on the phone for a little bit every day. This gives me a reason to touch base with people that I haven't touched base with in awhile and to keep up with people that mean so much to me.