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My Neighbor Hugged Me And It Freaked Me Out

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by Introverted1293, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Introverted1293

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    I used to give her a hug all the time before the pandemic started. Cases are increasing here in my town. She came up to me and just gave me a hug. I am freaking out and feel like I need to get tested.

    I usually don't care if people don't want to take this serious. Well, not always true. I wish everyone would wear a mask, but they don't. I will recognize that we don't have the right to tell people to wear a mask, even though I wish they would. So, I just leave it alone. But I am scared. Therefore I usually wear protection. I wear two air filter masks. I wear a face shield and eye protection mask. I tuck my face shield into my hoodie, which makes me look like an astronaut. I would take it off when I leave my apartment and just stay from my neighbors. I also take it off when I get off the bus. But one of my neighbors just came up to me and gave me a hug when I had my protective gear off. She came up to me out of nowhere.

    I get it. Some people don't believe in it or they don't think it's not that serious. But some of these people are affecting my life. And this is making me mad. My mom doesn't wear masks, and she keeps wanting me to come over, which I did for Thanksgiving. She had guests over. She talked me into coming over. In fact, she begged me.

    I am doing everything I can to keep myself safe. But there were times when people are not respecting me. If they don't want to take it serious, I respect their right, even though I wish they would. My mom would not let me wear a mask. I chose to come there to make her happy. So, if I get the virus, I guess you can say that it would be my fault. I could have also resisted my neighbor, but I did not want her offended. But I am still angry at them for not respecting me, and the fact that I am trying to take this serious.

    I am isolating myself for 14 days making sure that I am okay. If I get sick, I am not going to the hospital. I will just suffocate at home.

    My anger is starting to get more intense. I am starting to feel hatred towards people. I used to hug people all the time, and yes, they loved it when I did. They would get offended if I walked pass them and not hug them. But now, I can't hug them. I am actually okay with not hugging them because my love for people is getting thin. I am starting to feel hatred.

    Please pray for me.

    Update: I know that hatred is wrong. Please pray for God to increase my love for other people.
     
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  2. bèlla

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    I'm sorry you're upset and pray the Lord keeps you safe and gives you peace. :)

    My mother and I do elbow kisses. We haven't touched all year. I've seen her twice and my extended family once. But we're okay.

    Try to remain calm and don't allow others to transgress your boundaries or worry incessantly about the virus. God has it under control. Rest in that.

    Yours in His Service,

    ~bella
     
  3. Introverted1293

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    Thank you @bèlla and @bekkilyn for your prayers. I know that hatred is wrong. but I am going to pray and ask God to increase my love for others.
     
  4. Lost4words

    Lost4words Jesus I Trust In You Supporter

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    Look, just put your trust in Jesus my friend. Dont panic. Relax. You will be fine.

    God bless you
     
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  5. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank you very much.

    I know to do this, I just need to be reminded sometimes.

    Thank you:)

    I just wish I could stop having so much anxiety over this. It probably won't stop if I continue not putting my faith in Jesus.
     
  6. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    Well you’re wearing a mask . I wouldn’t worry too much about it . Eat healthy and don’t stress out too much . Stress causes inflammation and that makes you more vulnerable to sickness. Practice yoga breathing exercises to calm down and mindfulness. Find something quiet you like to do and do that when you feel yourself stressing . Listen to a favorite song , draw or paint or read if you like doing that .
     
  7. Introverted1293

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    Thank you

    I will try what you are suggesting.
     
  8. Taodeching

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    I will pray that the demon of fear not take over your life anymore than it has, that anxiety will not plague and that once again you can learn to enjoy people over the hype.

    BTW I bought a vehicle today and shock the guys hand, I chose peace over fear.
     
  9. DarkGalaxy501

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    Trust in God. One thing I had to learn to overcome road rage was that I am sharing the road with other people. It is not just my roadway, but everyone's roadway. From there I also had to understand that some people like to break the rules so I need to be prepared for that and not loose my cool. I would ask my dad about it and he would tell me that although I have a right to be angry when someone cuts me off, I also have to remember that the person who does it may be experiencing something you are not aware of. They may be under medication that causes them to be irritable, they may be going through family trials, they may be on drugs, or whatever. My thing is just to breathe and let them do what they do and keep myself as safe as I can. Eventually, this helped me overcome my road rage.....

    With that being said, we can also see life in this manner. This is not just our world. It belongs to over seven billion people from all walks of life. These people grew up in all sorts of environments and with different understandings of what is right and wrong. That is why patience and compassion is a huge virtue to have. So when these scenarios happen to you, take a deep breath and take a moment to compose your thoughts. If you notice that this trend keeps continuing with the same people, ask them if you can have friendly conversation and let them know how you feel. Or, next time when you see them approaching you about to hug you...immediately stick out your hand to fist bump them while saying out loud "yay...social distance fist bump." or something like that...i know its cheesy but it may help and it may avoid possible contanct....

    Now in terms of covid...It stinks. i work in an elementary school. I have to work with many children from pre-k through fifth grade that forget to socially distance and hate putting on their mask. My hope is in God for mercy. I have my mask on, and my gloves when I need them. School started quite a while ago, but I am still going strong the same for my coworkers. There was actually one teacher that got covid and had to go home. The janitors sanitized her room. I then had to go cover her class with the same students she interacted with. I was like nooooooooooo.....I was trying to avoid everything, but eventually couldnt. The innocent kids needed help with things and I needed materials from the teacher's cabinet. That was like a month ago and I still havent gotten sick. I dont even wear a face shield at work, just a mask. Also, I had a few friends around my name (im 26), that got covid. They just had mild symptoms. They isolated themselves for two weeks then overcame the bug.

    So overall.....We are sharing this planet with others. Due to that we have to be "flexible" at times, but we must also remember to keep a heart for God at all times. And due to covid, we must rely on God for mercy.
     
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  10. Stephanie7

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    Praying for your safety and protection from the virus and also that You will feel love and respect for others, even if they go without masks or distance themselves. God bless you with peace brother, In Jesus Name, Amen
     
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  11. LoricaLady

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    I saw a debate on You Tube by Senator Robert Kennedy Jr. vs. Alan Derschowitz on the subject of vaccines, CoVid, masks and so on. Based on that and many other sources, including from medical professionals, I see there is by no means scientific consensus on whether masks (ditto vaccines) are helpful. You do have the right, of course, to wear one and avoid those who do not.

    There is scientific consensus on hatred though. It absolutely can seriously damage your immunological system.

    Don't lose your sweetness! I pray you will stop stressing out and find peace and be healthy with plenty of fresh air and sunshine where that is feasible.
     
  12. Introverted1293

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    You are probably right. I saw something like that on one of the videos, either from my mom or from you, I forget. I just feel safe with it on.

    Thank you :)

    I'll try to not lose that. I know that this pandemic may show people's true color. And it was easier to be sweet when everything was going well. But I don't want to lose that, even when things are not going well.
     
  13. Mak33y

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    you are doing your part in protecting and caring for yourself and others, but we can not control other peoples views and ways regarding covid19. Also we have to remind ourselves that we have God who is our ultimate protection and he will shield us from sickness and diseases, we also have to activate our faith and trust in him that he will not let others harm us, so not to be so consumed with what is going on around us, esp with the things that we can not control, always pray for Gods protection and covering, activate our faith and trust God for his loving kindness and mercy that He will not let us be harmed, as we do our part also. God bless!
     
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