Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
Welcome back, Everyone. How are you holding up during this pause, shelter-in-place initiative? It is important to stay at home, refrain from physical contact, and flatten that COVID-19 bug curve.
In the meantime, we must remain in our own homes. Thankfully, we have technology. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime enable us to see others outside our front door. Somehow, though, it’s not quite the same. We miss greeting friends and family with hugs, playing together, eating, and laughing with each other. We miss our dear ones.
Today we are going to write about a person you miss while we are restricted to our homes. Think about a person you usually see almost every day. Is it a teacher, classmate, co-worker,youtube grandparent, or perhaps your babysitter.
I miss a lot of people—my grandkids, daughters, and friends. I also miss those I don’t know too well like the crossing guard I wave to each morning and the barista at the coffee shop. Places feel empty without familiar faces in their regular spots. Let’s write about the dear ones who fill our spaces and are close to our hearts.
Write the date on the first line.
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.