It has been several weeks since families, seniors and businesses have been asked to "Social Distance" what does that look like for some or most of us? If you only live a couple of blocks away from your parents, you can stop by and see them as long as there are not more than 10 people in the room at a time. Or what if you are an employer with more than 20 employees, working in a fast food restaurant? You rely on consumers to by food. Of course this has all changed since COVID-19. People are spending less time in restaurants, and more gas sitting in the drive through. But in reality we need both, because people need each other. One of the ways our families, and individuals socialize is by attending events, and eating some great food. Of course the opposite has occurred. Families might be working from home, that can be challenging if you are not use to the background noises of screaming kids, interruptions from the dog barking at the delivery unit, and or inconveniences of working from home, irregular schedules or the longing to be around people. I live twenty five miles away from the nearest drive-through coffee shop, and I miss my once a week drive. Benefits of the drive-thru, you can sit in your car, you don't have to park the car, walk inside, stand in line, talk to other people, or even smile. WOW! I miss the morning coffee run already! We have to learn to adapt, wait out the storm, it too will pass. So spend some time with your family planning the next outdoor activity together, playing board games, putting puzzles together, reading, dreaming of getting back together. Plan a family reunion, date at your favorite restaurant, and let them know how much your appreciate their business.
Our adult children didn't come home for the Easter Holiday, and I really missed them, I love to cook up something special when they come home, so we are planning the next time we will get together. It's been difficult, compounded with restlessness, wondering when our world will feel normal again? Or what does that look like in your community? I hope through everything we can leave our world better than we found it. I want to thank everyone who has been so kind to help heal the sick, send messages of love to seniors in senior living communities, work long hours in hospitals, rescue people in time of need, or stepped out to volunteer for a cause. I am so blessed to live in America and Nebraska, thankful for my family, friends, and God is always good.
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