I was thinking about this today. I tweeted about hugging your loved ones. It only takes a second and has great emotional benefits. It is a small and simple investment. However, real long term investment does take some time. It takes thinking about what those in your life need, want, feel, think, etc. You get it. It involves investing your time and energy. It involves face-to-face time as well as electronic time with others you care about. My advice, "Do not skimp on your relationships. Do what it takes to nurture them." Even though it feels like the world is going a little crazy right now and people have lost their jobs and homes and retirement, we still have each other. No body can take that away from us!
Evelyn Schmechtig-Cochran, LMFT #33292
Psychotherapist and Relationship Specialist