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Changing World

on 04/17/2020


This world pandemic blows my mind.  Who would think that a tiny virus could closes the world down and cause us all to quarantine. My heart goes out to the families and friends that have lost a loved one.  The pain of not being able to say good bye to a loved one as they pass, is enormous.  I applaud all the healthcare works who are doing their best to care for the sick while they themselves are falling ill.  I commend the retail workers who are the front lines making sure the stores are open so that we can buy food.  Being in America it feels stressful to the hear a president say one thing but health officials say another, our cases and deaths keep rising as government makes plans to try to reopen the country.  I work for a dental office and it makes me wonder how we will open and see patients when our job is working in the mouth.  How will the staff and patients stay safe, as of yet there are no guidelines other than emergency procedures at this time.  It is hard to remain calm and peaceful when there is so much uncertainty, fear and sadness around us.

My thoughts on coping with this crisis is to basically take it one day at a time and in that day take it one step at a time.  I am tying to be mindful and see that I’m safe not sick am lucky to have a place to live and food to eat, family is safe.  I try to busy myself with cooking, cleaning, crafts, family games.  I think the mind feels better when it has something to do.  Art is a great way to focus and calm yourself. Drawing, painting even coloring is a great outlet.  Take one step, be grateful and keep reminding yourself we are all in the together.  Try to avoid the news but perhaps once a day.  Speaking on the phone or via computer to family and friends helps with the isolation.  It amazing me how much I think I control my own life but really I don’t.  My only control is my reaction and feelings.  This pandemic is a reminder of my lack of control and lack of knowing what will  happen next.  I have faith that things will work out the way they are suppose too.  We are never given more than we can handle.  I must not anticipate the future but be in the present moment.

Please everyone who read this stay safe be mindful and stay positive.  We will get through this.




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