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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This a letter that I sent to all the Teams on which I am the Leader or the Co-Leader. Several people asked if I would post this where anyone could read it, so here it is. Even if you're not on the Teams, I still care about you!


During this time of turmoil in our country specifically, and the world in general, due to the CORONAVIRUS I want to touch base with all of you to let you know that I care what happens to you. To me you are not just a name or pseudonym on a list, you are a special person about whom I care. Many of you have families to help you through this both physically and emotionally, but I realize others are alone. I know many of you are facing layoffs, firing, children not having school classes, businesses being closed, and numerous other challenges! It is a scary time for many of us.
One thing we can do to help each other is to go to our chat rooms and talk with others so you know you're not alone through this! Try to be supportive of each other and non-judgmental. We don't know the challenges others are facing, so just offer friendship. If you've found something that helps you get through these times, please share your ideas with the rest of us. This could include an activity to pass the time, a good book to read, television programs that you recommend, or even a good recipe that is easy yet tasty and inexpensive!
You may want to use some of this time to check more articles on SparkPeople regarding exercise and nutrition! Perhaps you can devote a bit more of your time to adding additional exercises to your routine. The exercising may help to alleviate some stress. There are many great recipes on Spark for healthy and nutritious meals. This would be a good time to experiment a bit. While many grocery stores have been clobbered and have bare shelves in many areas, there are still many opportunities to make delicious meals. If you have a good recipe, let's share it with other people.
If you have suggestions for sections or topic area rooms you'd like added to the list, please let me know! If you need someone to do daily check-ins, just let me know and I shall be happy to do daily checks with you to be sure you're all right. In fact, if you just want someone to talk to, I'm here for you!
Together we shall get through this and come out stronger than ever! My husband is in the "High Risk" category, and I'm in the "Very High Risk" category due to physical problems. However, we have Faith we can weather this storm! We have no children, so the people on my lists are of great concern to me!
If you need anything, please feel free to contact me personally. My Spark address is shown above my doggie's picture under Team Leaders to the side of the Team page. If you want my personal e-mail address or phone number, just let me know!
Stay safe, stay hydrated, exercise when you can, and stay protected!
Virtual Hugs to all.

Spark Address is @PBVHCCVH
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