True Heart Health - Hugs in the Driveway

Who knew?  Well I think if we are all honest with ourselves and were even the slightest bit self-aware, we’d all admit at a minimum direct human interaction is a must, even for the hardest core introvert.  We hugged our neighbors in the driveway last night, and I have to tell you it has had a much bigger impact on me this morning than I would’ve imagined.  It has dominated my quiet and prayer time this morning.  I can’t stop thinking about it, and the impact of not having that has had on me, our neighborhoods, our country, and our world for the past 14+ months.

I’ve been telling Jill for three months now I’m done with working from home five days a week, and I’m considering switching jobs just so I can be with people.  I’m tired of staring into a blank screen talking with people.  Real and strong relationships don’t get built that way.  I’ve missed being in church with people.  Watching church weekly is great, but it isn’t the same as being in person with others.  I need them and they need me/us.

We have to stop fooling ourselves into thinking isolation and working from home full time is good.  If you are a leader, a real leader, I challenge you to step back and really look at the health of your team and/or your organization, and ask yourself, “is my team/organization healthy or am I just fooling myself into thinking so because I’ve become comfortable?”.  The same challenge goes for leading yourself well.

Do I want to get COVID – NO!  Do I want to catch the flu – NO!  Do I want a common cold – NO!  But I do want to live.  God created us to be in relationship with each other: face-to-face, hand-in-hand, hugging in the driveway…

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