But in the meantime,
- enjoy games at home
- order take-out or learn to cook some fantastic stuff yourself!
- make home-school an adventure for you and your kid(s); if your kids are grown, send ideas to friends, neighbors, grandkids about things they can do (like log into http://www.janbrett.com and listen to her read her newest book, COZY).
- take time to appreciate the ones who are still at work – on the job – making it possible for us to have groceries, get gas, know our loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes are being cared for, and fill our prescriptions when we call them in. God Bless ’em!
- don’t let the stock market numbers consume you or freak you out
- stop hoarding toilet paper, and
- look for virtual ways to be together while we’re apart.
My friend, Elaine Hundley, wrote this poem, “Together from a Distance.”
I posted it already on my blog a week or so ago. It’s time to post it again. Take her words to heart!
Together from a Distance
“Shelter in place”, they say,
“Socially distance yourself
From others, and
In these uncertain days.”
Accepting the mandates
Emanating from multiple sources
Muddles mind and soul,
Reducing faith to realms
Not resonating with reality.
So, feed the children,
Hold the children,
Cherish the children
As they carry
Fears of family insecurity.
Show young adults affectionate attention,
Remembering to renew
The frail with hope,
Despair and defeat.
Connect with the community
As faces flood your consciousness,
Allowing fingers to fondle keys
of phone and keyboard
To share love, kindness and contentment.
Share smiles all around, sending self-confidence
On its way to unsuspecting faces, places, situations.
Simply become beacons of tranquil assurance
And you, too, may discover realms of restful renewal
In these uncertain days.
This pandemic will not last forever.
Make it a positive, meaningful time in your life.
With prayer and faith and compassion, it will be.
When it ends, if you have remained positive
and you have spread hope to those around you,
it will be “A Pretty Good Day”
Count on it!
Have a good week!
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