My, my, my.
Last month’s cheery post about a trip to Colorado seems like an age ago. Now I’m dug in at home, envying the squirrels I see outside my window that can come and go as they please…
But that’s absolutely as it has to be right now!
And maybe there’s some inspiration to be drawn from observing the animal kingdom without.
Have to own though that keeping the nerves under control in times like these has never been my strong suit. After all, the part of our brain that’s supposed to generate responses like fear and anxiety actually has my name in it –
It’s the amygdala. I mean, come on!
Despite that – and despite desperately missing Mum who’s locked down in assisted living – I’m doing my best to cope at home and maintain that all-important social distance.
Seems like a prime time to refine our recipes for staying positive – like keeping to our routines, texting and calling friends, immersing ourselves for a bit in our favorite shows, finding solace in prayer, and just taking a conscious and extra-deep breath now and then.
And here are some words I’m taking to heart as Cole Porter sorta said them back in the day:
I know that waiting out this crisis in isolation will be hard for me and for all of us.
But I also know it’s vital.
My heartfelt thanks go out to those who remain in harm’s way while serving their communities!
And to all – please hang in there, spice up those coping recipes and, above all, do stay healthy and safe!