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A Crazy Time in Our Lives

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Like so many others, we've been working from home to try to help "flatten the curve" for this awful pandemic.

I've heard so many people complaining about going stir-crazy and getting "cabin fever" etc. There are all kinds of articles and websites out there with suggestions for coping with the stress and/or statistics of what such stress can lead to. I agree those things are helpful, but some of them are awfully heavy.

I've been more uplifted by all the people who are using the internet to bring joy to others like the celebrities who are reading books to children or singers who are giving concerts from their homes for their fans or the TV shows that are broadcasting from their MCs' homes. Those things entertain and help you to check your back pocket for your sense of humor.

Then there's the churches that are streaming their services -- often with just the minister and a couple music talents and a computer tech to operate camera and sound. Or to the many ministers who are streaming daily messages of hope and inspiration for followers. Those broadcasts give people a continuing sense of community.

Hats off, too, to the schools that are now broadcasting interactive online classes where the teacher goes over a lesson and students can ask (or type in) questions just like in an in-person classroom. Such classes let kids continue their education, keep learning and also interacting during these days.

So keep the faith, stay safe, and know that this won't last for forever.

Here's a little memento I found online to remind you of these crazy days. It made me laugh. I hope it will you, too.


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