Lumen Sivitz

Innovator with broad experience in recruiting

Go See Your Friends

September 18, 2020

I met with a friend today - someone I hadn’t spoken with since Covid started six months ago - and our conversation immediately soothed:

“How have you been?”

“Ah, a bit rough over the last couple of weeks.”

Just saying it aloud helped. Then,

“How’s your family?”

“My dad’s pretty ill; that’s weighing on me.”

“Sorry to hear that. I know how you feel, my dad is sick, too.”

It turns out my struggles aren’t unique; my friend wants to commiserate, make jokes, lift our spirits.

Everything I needed, right there in the sun, six feet apart.

Why didn’t I call him last week? I was too busy wallowing in my apartment.

So, I’m writing this as a note to both of us–– myself and you:

Call your friends. Don’t wait until you’re feeling better; give your friends the pleasure of helping you.

They’ll love that you called and you will too.