Mar 26, 2020
Today, I had the privilege to be a part of a dynamic conversation with a group of women from the Generative Council from the Center for Nature and Leadership. During the conversation, our host shared a thought that I would like to share with others. She stated, ‘rather than social distancing, I prefer to call it physical distancing.’
I was talking with my sister whose best friend’s aunt is currently dying from Covid-19. I am pretty positive, I am not the only one who knows someone directly affected by this virus. We are all being affected in sad and unforgettable ways. Right now, we are isolated to our home, not able to attend gatherings in restaurants, bars, beaches and the list goes on. So, we do have to physically distance ourselves. However, that does not mean we have to socially distance ourselves.
As a consultant with JMJ Associates, there is a foundational principle we share with leaders in a variety of organizations that I hold very dearly – Relationships are the Foundation of Accomplishment. Specifically meaning, there is a direct correlation to the depth and amount of relationships to the accomplishment we seek to make a reality. As we seek to persevere through the coronavirus as families, neighborhoods, communities, countries and the world, there are opportunities to be social and be in relationship to one another.
Today, I watched several stories and examples where organizations and people are demonstrating care, concern and support of one another. Watching these stories, I felt hopeful, proud and optimistic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still very sad with additional negative emotions. However, I know that in the midst of this, I needed to see these messages:
So, as we physically distance ourselves, let’s be social. Let’s build relationships so that we can accomplish an incredible goal – Beat Covid-19 and keep everyone safe. Here are some examples that myself and others are currently doing to be social, please share any ideas you may have to add to this list.
You are not alone and there are plenty of innovative ways you can be social virtually. Please share your examples.
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