Wow, we are in the middle of May already! I don’t know about you, but the days seem to meld into each other of late. And those days seem much longer to me as well. Strange and trying times we are living in now! We can easily become distracted, distressed or depressed. I know I miss seeing and hugging my grandchildren something awful at times, especially holidays. So what I try to do when it seems the entire world is spiraling out of control, is try to place my focus on what I CAN control. I can keep a positive attitude. I can make masks to help folks who do not have any. I can make little gratitude bears and give them to my local grocery. I can make healthcare hero bears and give them to front line workers in hospitals and doctor’s offices. And most importantly, I can make sure I follow the rules for social distancing, staying at home except for necessities, and wearing a mask when I do need to venture out.
I’m not trying to tell YOU what to do – I’m just sharing what has helped me during this pandemic we are experiencing. I find that if I do something for someone else, it not only helps them, but it also helps ME. I have made all manner of stuffies for my grandchildren that I can give to them once we can be together again. It gives me great joy to do that. I also like to day dream about getting together with all the special people in my life when we can safely do so again.
So cheer up, put a smile on your face, adjust your crown, and remember – nothing lasts forever – we WILL get through this and come out the other side the better for it.
Try to enjoy the warmer weather and try to remain positive and hopeful and let the people you care about, know it. Until next time, be safe and take care of you and each other…