I’ve written several dots about how subtle differences in language matter and here’s another one for you to consider.
Comedian James Corden wrote in Time: “I actually think calling it social distancing is a mistake – that term couldn’t be more wrong. We’re physically distancing. Socially, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so connected to my friends and family. I’ve been calling people I haven’t spoken to in years just because they pop into my head and I think, ‘I’m going to check in and see how they’re doing.’”
I’ve had a similar sentiment to Corden’s although my preferred method of checking in is via mail. But I’ve also had Zoom calls, cards from others, calls and treasures in the mail – all in the name of staying connected in these times of stay-at-home.
Reframe your language and your mindset toward physical distancing and take advantage of a Sunday to connect with someone who has been on your mind.
Source: The Show Must Go On by James Corden, Time, April 27-May 4, 2020, p. 87