This dreadful virus is affecting us all in many different ways and our hearts are with everyone during this difficult time. It is important to keep your body moving as much as possible, however you can. Exercise is essential to keep your immune system strong and will increase your endorphins which will help you feel better physically and mentally. Take this time to take care of you and go outside, breath some fresh air and soak up some Vitamin D. You will be pleasantly surprised at the beauty that surrounds you when you take a moment to look around and listen.
I have decided to share that a dear friend was stricken with the virus. We truly cannot imagine how badly she felt unless we have walked in her shoes. I would prefer not to and I heard her loud and clear. Being a germaphobe on a good day, I was heeding the warnings before she and I ever spoke. I am listening and staying at home to help stop the spread. I exercise daily and if I go for a walk and neighbors are out and about, I make sure to distance myself quite a bit. We can work from home but when we have to venture out to help our clients, we wear our mask and gloves and completely disinfect ourselves after the appointment.
When she was finally able to speak with me, she explained to me what she went through and how dreadful it is. Thankfully her good health and strong immune system helped her to fight the fight and she is quite the fighter. I am happy to say that she is doing better and finally on the upside of this virus after many long difficult weeks. She has to stay quarantined and has been away from her family and will not be able to return home until she tests negative twice. This she will never forget. We can never forget!
My husband and I discuss getting back to the “norm” and if there will ever be such a thing. I remember feeling this way after 911. We all came together as a strong united country and we certainly came out stronger and acclimated to the differences we were forced to make. I refer to this as the new norm. The same holds true for this dreadful virus and we will be stronger, better prepared and come through this together.
I am certainly not minimizing this in any way and sadly, too many lives are being lost around the world. We send our thoughts and prayers to all who have lost loved ones, to those fighting to beat this awful virus and to their families who can’t be with them during their quarantine.
A big and very important thank you to all the medical professionals and first responders for putting their lives at risk daily to take care of those in need and do what they do best. Thank you to our restaurant owners for still providing meals for us and the medical staff at local hospitals, and of course, all grocery store employees that allow us to continue to have what we need at home.
I came across this interesting and important read by Dr. Eugene K. Choi. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Stay safe, keep strong and stay at home.