What are some of the best ideas to make your mood better if you feel lonely?

Answer by Christopher Reiss:

Go for a walk.   Make sure you have 5 one dollar bills.

I anoint you : Patron Saint of the Lonely.

Your mission is to go relieve the loneliness of others.   If you see a homeless person, stop.   Give them a dollar and apologize that you can’t give more.   Ask if you can sit for a few minutes because you’re tired.

Find out their story.   Where they come from.   Where they’re headed.   How they get through the day.

If you see a street musician, stop.   Put a dollar in their tin and then sit for 15 minutes listening.   Thank them personally when you leave.

Stop by a few coffee shops.   If you see an elderly person sitting alone, ask to join them.   Use the white lie that you are new in town and the person reminds you of your departed grandparent.   Ask them anything and they will usually open up.

Funny, you were lonely a while back.  Now you can’t really remember why.

 

Look out of any window,

any morning, any evening, any day.

Maybe the sun is shining
Birds are winging
Rain is falling from a heavy sky,
What do you want me to do,
To do for you to see you through?

Walk out of any doorway
Feel your way, feel your way
Like the day before
Maybe you’ll find direction
Around some corner
Where it’s been waiting to meet you,

Look into any eyes
You find by you, you can see
Clear through to another day
Maybe been seen before
Through other eyes on other days
While going home,
What do you want me to do,
To do for you to see you through?

It’s all a dream we dreamed
One afternoon long ago

Walk into splintered sunlight
Inch your way through dead dreams
To another land
Maybe you’re tired and broken
Your tongue is twisted
With words half spoken
And thoughts unclear

A box of rain will ease the pain
And love will see you through

Just a box of rain,
Wind and water,
Believe it if you need it,
If you don’t just pass it on.

Such a short time to be here

And a long time to be gone.

— Song Box Of Rain by The Grateful Dead

What are some of the best ideas to make your mood better if you feel lonely?