I saw something on one of the internet social media sites that reminds me of the open door policy once practiced by many Americans, including the generations preceding mine and my own generation in its earlier adulthood. It seems to me that most people nowadays do not practice the open door policy. Oh, there are plenty of people who talk about it, but, do not truly practice it in reality.
I have told family, friends, and neighbors during my entire life that I have an open door policy. With extreme rare exceptions over the past 50 years, I have not been taken up on my offer. Well, I still observe and practice the open door policy as is described in the copy and paste job from that internet social media site reproduced below. I wish more people would accept my offer more frequently; and, I also wish that others would also practice the same policy.
Here it is, THE OPEN DOOR POLICY:
My door is always open. My house is safe. Coffee can be on in minutes, and my dining room table is a place of peace and non-judgment. Anyone who needs to chat is welcome anytime. It’s no good suffering in silence. I have food in the fridge, coffee in the cupboard, listening ears and shoulders to cry on. I will always be here…and you are always welcome!!
This is an old value that has been lost to technology…a text, a facetime or an emoji is not the equivalent of making time for those we love and care about!
Could at least one friend please copy and re-post? We are trying to demonstrate that someone is always willing to listen, you never really need to be alone.