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.