The Beauty of July and Friendships @josieriviera #mgtab

Did you know that connection with others is one of the six core needs for human development? It is as important as food and water to our well-being and survival.

We begin to develop connections from birth, with our mom, dad, and siblings. As we grow, so does the group of people we connect and form relationships with. These relationships impact our physical health and are key to our wellbeing even as adults.

Realizing the importance of the relationships in our lives made me think about how to nurture and care for them during this pandemic. Of course. we are not spending a lot of time together physically, so how do we keep our connections alive and well, and thereby, those we care about and ourselves healthy?

Group texts can connect you with a group of family or friends. Maybe a simple good morning or a shared joke, just to get the day started.

Send a handwritten card or letter. Write about a shared experience that holds a special place in your heart or tell that special person why they are important to you.

A care package is a wonderful surprise—anything you know your friend will enjoy. From a book to a gourmet meal, simply order it online.

Host a virtual dinner, happy hour, or family game night. Always fun, and our family loves board games.

There are many examples of ways people are caring for others which you’ve probably seen pop up in your social media news feeds during this crazy time. Neighbors singing from their balconies in Italy, or gathering to applaud frontline workers, closed restaurants supplying meals to those in need are all ways to keep connections alive. May you do the same with those in your circle of friends and family!

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About Josie Riviera

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

2 Replies to “The Beauty of July and Friendships @josieriviera #mgtab”

  1. I spend time talking to my sister and sister in law daily to stay connected to family. It really helps break the loneliness of being stuck at home.

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