Just feeling a bit down lately because of limitations. In lock down, can only go to certain places (if I get out and I’ve been admonished not to repeatedly; starting to feel like a grounded teenager wanting to find a way to sneak out the back basement window or something) the places that are open are now limiting the number of people who can be in at one time and cutting their hours… and I’m running out of meal ideas!
But while we are all going through this I should step back and look at things differently. During past wars and the depression our parents and grandparents had to do much more with less. I’ve never really said thank you to the workers at restaurants or grocery stores before other than thanks for bringing me my meal or just being polite but now I feel the need to thank these people for just being there. I said thank you for being here for us the other day to the guy at the fish counter and his face lit up!
I am thankful for all who are on the front lines of this such as everyone in hospitals; doctors and nurses, technicians, the people who have to mop up spills and everyone in between. And of course the first responders. I’m thankful for the technology that allows me and others to have online meetings, classes and just time with loved ones we cannot be with at the moment.
Many are struggling right now like those who no longer have a job, parents juggling working at home and trying to keep their children from killing each other and working on their school work, those who are sick and those who have had to say goodbye (if they could) to family who have passed away. A funeral last week for a family member of mine really and truly was limited to immediate family only with only 10 at a time allowed in for the wake.
But enough of my maudlin ramblings… as our ancestors survived adversity so shall we and hopefully when we come out on the other side of this virus thing we will be better people to each other, ourselves and our world.