Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Expressing Love in a Handwritten Letter

This pandemic is putting our mental health to the test. Needless to say, as social individuals, we miss the warm affection reflected in a hug and face to face interaction.

Just to understand the effects of isolation, consider some data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: In June, nearly 31 percent of U.S. adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, while almost 11 percent said that they had seriously considered suicide. The prevalence of anxiety symptoms alone was about triple that of the same period in 2019.

Of course, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you understand the importance of offering comfort and hope (Acts 13:47). And because you have a pioneer spirit, you are probably doing everything you can. But, have you thought about the importance of a handwritten message?