Spon: www.cailorfleming.com/ https://chickfilasouthernpark.com/ https://www.hbkcpa.com/consultants/joshua-j-zarlenga/ Lk 24: Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, and so enter into his glory.
Pandemic 2020: Day ... Oh shoot, who the heck knows?
Let's call it Day 70...I think that puts it back to on or around March 13th, when the U.S. national emergency was officially declared. Sigh.
Sure, things are starting to slowly open back up; but um, they look so different than before. And not in a good way.
It's a hodge-podge, really. First, there's the mixture of people clamoring to get back into restaurants and stores -- some trying to cram their way into what I can only call NOT PROPERLY acceptable pandemic-safe spaces. Again, sigh.
I mean, half of them are wearing face masks, half are not. Some are keeping six feet away from the nearest human; most are not. The majority of these folks, methinks, believe the pandemic has ended and the continued stay-home/stay-safe methodologies are nothing more than politically-driven hype...
Which brings us to the next grouping of homo sapiens: the ones terrified of the first batch of peeps ... and they are that way because they think the former will induce a spike in COVID-19 and spur a secondary outbreak as bad as or worst than the initial one.
Then there's the PK gang: we someplace in between, yo. We are, all at once: one-third terrified; one-third utterly fed-up; and one-third so confused that I find myself doubting EVERY SINGLE THING I HEAR ON ANY AND EVERY NEWSCAST OR ARTICLE ABOUT COVID-19.
I'm even looking sideways at some of the researchers and healthcare experts I once trusted implicitly ... circa mid-to-late March, that is. More sighing.
I feel like it's fair to say we're still at the mercy and whim of this danged virus and nobody seems too sure about if and when it's finally going "Bye, Bye, Bye" as 'N Sync would say.
Listen, all I know for sure is this: social distancing has been effective in pandemics since we began recording them. Period. So, at the very least let's try to do what we can to lessen the likelihood of making ourselves, our loved ones, or our fellow earth-dwellers sick, 'kay?
Finally, find your channel ... and I don't mean on the telly, a'ight? In fact, put the all-news networks on your parental block list for now.
No, I'm talking about picking the right coping mechanism that works for you; something that lifts your feels, calms your fears, and soothes your soul. For me, the answer is faith; always and in all ways. I believe He hears me...and you...and every other resident of the third rock, EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.
My main jam is reciting the rosary; talk about meaningful meditation, Capisce? I try a little grounding every now and again too. Not too shabby at squashing my crabby.
However you cope, stay strong, and hold on, no matter how close you are to the end of your rope -- because WE.GOT.THIS.
#AloneTogether #StayStrong #HaveFaith #Pray #Peace