The last few weeks have created many challenges for many people. My heart goes out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy and the following nor'easter. What has warmed my heart is seeing the outpouring of good will that has occurred in the wake of these tragedies. I have witnessed complete strangers helping one another. I would like to thank everyone who has lent a hand, whether your assistance came in the form of money, clothing donations, giving someone a roof over their head or simply helping out someone who needed you. It is times like these that restore my faith in humanity.
I am finally hearing from many of the people with whom I'd lost communication in the last few weeks. For many of the single people whom I work with in my matchmaking business, finding new love has been the furthest thing from their minds during this trying period. Instead, for many, survival mode kicked in. It was more important to find food, water and shelter. As power is being restored and many people's lives are starting to get back to "normal," let's not forget about the many people who are still in need.
In my line of work as a matchmaker, I am constantly showing people how to expand their worlds and come up with new ways of meeting people and communicating. This is the perfect time to do so. Here are a couple examples of what you can do to make a difference in someone's life and enrich your own.
- Check in on your Facebook friends or give an old friend a call. Simply reach out to them and say, "Hello. How are you?"
- Find a way to get involved in your community. You can organize a donation drive, donate your time at a shelter or simply ask someone, "Is there anything I can do to help?
Not only will doing either of these things make a difference in someone's life, but it can open up your life to new experiences, give you opportunities to reconnect with old friends and even give you the possibility to make new friends! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Take this opportunity to spread some love!
I am one lucky guy. Many people thank me every single day for giving them advice and guidance in their love lives. I am thankful for all the people who have surrounded me with so much love. For all of you who have walked into my life and touched me, I have two little words to say to you: Thank you!
Your friendly neighborhood matchmaker,
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