What I have learned from this situation

Some things I have learned about myself in this situation:

  • I can practice social awareness and social civility, while still maintaining social distancing. I don't like having to wait in line at the store, but I don't have to be rude about it.

  • Those who are going out of their way to help you (grocery delivery, first responders, and other "essential" operations, deserve our respect and gratitude. I should go take the opportunity to tell them so when possible.)

  • I can still maintain family and friendship bonds through daily online conversation, email, or phone calls. (In other words, call your mother.) 🙂

  • I do not have to be fearful while being safe, sanitary, and personally aware. Calm preparedness is the best response.

  • I can still maintain healthy habits such as walking for 30 minutes per day, without fear of exposure to the virus if I am personally safe, sanitary, and prepared.

  • And, finally - - This is the big one I have learned about myself - - I should not act any less courteous, polite, or friendly, because we are all going through the same concerns. In fact, I can create ways to make this situation better for all of us. Smile, wave at your neighbor, sweep a sidewalk, pick up trash, do the little chores around the house that you have put off, create care packages for senior centers, etc.

Just a few side thoughts I had this weekend.


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