In the chaos of COVID-19 and an earthquake in my neighborhood, it is fairly easy to become lonely and discouraged. Everything is uncertain, panic is ensuing, and store shelves are barren.
I wonder when life will resume to normal, or if this is our new normal.
Amid this chaos, there are little miracles to be seen. Snow fall that cleans the air of pollution. A vehicle that enables me to purchase needed supplies. A cell phone plan that provides a means of connection to loved ones. Daffodils that bloom and brighten my day without regard to anything going on in the human realm. The list could go on indefinitely.
I am grateful for technology that allows me to easily “see” my grandchildren and have conversations with them whenever I want. I am grateful for children who feel connected to one another even when living in isolation. I am grateful for family and our bonds of love and concern for one another. I am grateful for my geriatric dog who is beyond excited that I am not leaving home and am available for tummy rubs and back scratches. I am grateful for people who practice social distancing in order to keep us all healthy. I am grateful for doctors and nurses who care for those that are ill. I am grateful for streaming services that allow me to enter a different world and take my mind off of the current state of affairs. I am grateful for a vast library of books I’ve collected and always meant to read, and now have time for. I am grateful for the internet which allows me to write these posts to help uplift others.
Amidst the illness and death that this virus brings, I still have hope that a vaccine will be developed. I have hope that people will reach out to one another with love and concern.
One of the greatest miracles is the birth of my sweet little granddaughter, Scarlett. She is evidence that a pandemic cannot stop life from continuing.
Hang in there. Know that you are not alone, even if you are isolated. I am always available to chat or offer support in any way that I can. Take care of yourself physically and emotionally.