think the important thing is caring about someone. It's being by themselves
that does people in, makes them old and bitter. Isolation is always a choice.
We choose the times we wish to be with people and the times we don't. Sometimes
we choose to be alone to center ourselves- to "get away from it all."
But when we start to spend too much time away from others, it's time to take a
look at the reasons for our isolation. Perhaps we're afraid to take risks with
people and expose our vulnerable selves to them. Or maybe we feel people
wouldn't really like us, and we can look back into our past to recall such
But we are different people today. We're involved in a
program based on love, trust, faith, and hope. It is a program centered on
meetings filled with people caring for one another- exchanging phone numbers,
hugging, getting together for coffee, listening, and understanding. It is our
choice: isolation or the wonderful benefits of people caring for people. Do I
feel isolated? How can I feel more connected?