1 Create your own celebrations. Make up fun holidays for your friends or family (Wear Stripes Day, Pancakes for Dinner Friday, Tom Hanks Appreciation Week). Ask everyone to share photos of how they’re joining in.
2 Pray for someone you know well. For a week, dedicate your morning or evening prayers to one person in your inner circle. See what happens!
3 Pray for someone you don’t know well. Repeat #2 with a stranger, acquaintance or person you’ve lost touch with.
4 Try an icebreaker. Not sure how to reach out? Text or e-mail: “I’m going for a walk after dinner. Fancy a ‘walk and chat’?” “You popped into my head today. How’s life?” “I miss you! Want to catch up this week?”
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