You Are Not Alone
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by Bob Veres with Insider Information
You may think you are the only person feeling out of sorts these days, or you may wonder why you cannot shake it after these many months. But you should know that a lot of us are experiencing a nagging sense of disorientation about ourselves and the world around us. 2020 continues to be an unsettling year.
The pandemic, which seemed in the summer to be slowly receding, has found new life. Most of us are beyond tired of social distancing, foregone vacations, and lost connection time physically interacting with our friends, children, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters. Meanwhile, the toxic politics in America, and sharp divisions, create their own burden of mental uncertainty.
Deep inside, we know that there are many things that need fixing in America, many divisions that need to be addressed, and many conversations that need to be had. Add to that the decisions around holiday gatherings, work and family care challenges, and the U.S. government record-breaking deficits.
The point here is not that things are hopeless; most of us have experienced loss to some degree. But we can think of this as an opportunity for self-compassion. Applying this same lens as we look toward each other can open the door for conversations and new connections. More than ever in recent memory, this is a good time to give ourselves a break and to share with each other how much we care about them. In times like these, we must lean on each other.
We recognize that your finances are very important, but we also know that your quality of life is that much more important. You should know, as we do, that YOU are important.
If you are inclined to get in touch and share your uncertainties about the future, we can promise a deep interest in your situation and your concerns. We may not have all (or any) of the answers. But there are times when a good conversation about what is important in your life can result in better insights, and sometimes a renewed sense that you are not alone in your uncertainties. We are thankful for the opportunity to stand with you through this most challenging time.
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