Loneliness. What does that word mean to you? Perhaps solitude, isolation, or seclusion, which are all synonyms of loneliness, but does that really explain the word?

To me loneliness means: Stuck in my own mind, with no one’s understanding of what I’m going through. No matter how many friends, family members, or co-workers one may have, it doesn’t mean they aren’t lonely or desperate.

It is disheartening that people are stuck with this feeling daily. It is so easy to judge by someone’s outward appearance, and think: man they’re beautiful, they must be happy. Or perhaps, those people have tons of money and everything anyone could ever want. To think this way isn’t accurate.

Without walking in someone else’s shoes, do you truly know what they are going through? The answer: NO YOU DO NOT. With all of the horrible things that are going on in our world it is easy to click off the television when the news comes on, or pass over the mass execution on the internet. We go through our lives with blinders on.

Wake up people. There are problems in our world, many we can extend a loving hand to. If we decide to take a leap of faith, we have no idea what might happen.

Why is it, that the hardest thing for people to give is there time? People ask for money, and we say “how much.” But when someone asks for quality time, by helping someone else out; they make up an excuse, it’s embarrassing.

When did our time become so coveted, that you are willing to lose friendships over it? Make an effort, and change people’s lives because of it.

My point of this rambling is: invest in those around you. You don’t always know what is going on inside of their lives. Step out of your comfort zone, and try to make time for the friends or family members in your lives. I guarantee they will thank you for it.