Keeping It Together

Even though we are still in the midst of the pandemic for heaven only knows how long, we can still live well and enjoy what we can. Even something as simple as a car ride or an ice cream cone can make us feel better. I remember well when I contracted the German measles when I was a child. At the time, that was sort of the kind of pandemic we are now living with. It was so easy to pass measles along to other people, so you had to be careful.

But even back then, there were ways to get through it. Friends and neighbors brought me candy and books, and my cat slept with me. I don’t remember how long it took to get over the measles, but like so many other diseases; it finally left me. It took me a while to get used to being well again, but I was on my feet fairly quickly.

Now, this pandemic that we are currently living in is both scary and annoying. We find ourselves worrying about ‘what comes next’. Just speaking for myself, I hold on to what I believe will eventually happen; the pandemic will fall due to the right shot or cure that comes to light.

But in the meantime, we can keep it together by as many means as possible. We can play games (I highly reccomend Scrabble), we can learn to sew or string beads or write a story or learn to bake. Just having something to take our minds off of worrying makes a big difference in our attitudes.

As we can’t change how things are currently, we can certainly change our attitudes. We can keep it together with songs, jokes, games, sewing, exercising, writing a story, baking; you name it. Having something to do takes our minds off of all the ‘what ifs.’ Just speaking for myself, beading is a great way to take your mind off of the pandemic. You can learn to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces and so on; they will make terrific Christmas gifts.

So, while we await the vaccine that will kill off the pandemic, let’s find things to do to take our minds away from all the ‘hurry/worry.’ We can keep it together, and this pandemic will eventually be conquered. Hang in there, everyone!



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