The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
In the diary of an elderly woman who lived alone, she often penned: “No one called today.”
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Unknown
Never lose sight of the fact that old age needs so little but needs that little so much.
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
There is a treasury of blessing to be found in sharing with shut-ins; they have much to give and often no one to give it to.
William J. Johnston
The loneliest place in the world is the human heart when love is absent.
What a pity that so many people are living with so few friends when the world is full of lonesome strangers who would give anything just to be somebody’s friend.
Milo L. Arnold
It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there. Charles Kingsley
Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door.
Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.