Alone versus lonely

Being alone and feeling lonely are two very different things.

To be alone is to be physically separated from other people. I am here, you are there.

To be lonely is to feel separated from other people regardless of proximity. I am here, you are here, but there is no connection.

People can be very alone without ever feeling lonely…and people can feel very lonely without ever being alone.

Make it a point to connect with people this week, for real. Just because you see them every day doesn’t mean they aren’t lonely.