Thoughts on Staying Connected and Moving Forward in the Midst of the COVID 19 Pandemic.

After a relatively peaceful night’s sleep last night I awoke to the rays of sunshine peeking from behind my window shade. My body felt relaxed and my spirit renewed. Then, I was hit by the jolt of “Wait, I’m in the middle of a pandemic. What does this mean for me today.”

The truth is, the pandemic means nothing for me today other than I am not running out on my usual unorganized and unnecessary trips to town. I am catching up on my ordinary household tasks and getting ready to head in to the work week ahead of me as a nurse at a local hospital. My family, friends, and I are all well. We have the basic necessities. Today I was gifted with another new day.

Today I am staying in this moment. I am staying connected with family by video chatting. I am planning a virtual family dinner Tuesday evening using ZOOM. I am grateful for social distancing and the choices to promote good health that I can make take today.

Today I will not fall in to the craziness of COVID 19. I will live in this moment and not let this time be stolen from me. I will continue to plan and set goals. I will breath in the magic that is my life.

“Live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment.” Henry David Thoreau

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