All of us have spent over a year now dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in our own ways.
Perhaps like me, you have watched others—from a safe distance—in order to gauge how they have coped compared with yourself. I know I have learned some new, beneficial habits from admirable neighbors, family, and friends. These people and habits have helped anchor me amidst the chaos and tragedy that have unfolded worldwide.
Thankfully, this past year has also allowed me to rediscover my inner strength and develop some good habits, just by going about the business of living healthily day in and day out. And most of us have been so lucky because we’re still here. What’s that saying? When the going gets tough, the tough (and the lucky!) get going.
Over the next five news blogs, I would like to share with you my sweet habits, one per blog, that I plan to keep post pandemic.
I’m interested in yours, so I hope you’ll share by clicking HERE Do we have some overlap? I suspect so.
Here is Number One:
- Make Do. The images of empty food shelves are etched into my brain from scary visits to the grocery store last spring. Masking, disinfecting, distancing, and panicking are words that describe those times for me. We were like ghosts, weren’t we, floating among the aisles, looking for our favorite brands of whatever that weren’t there? And such joy when during the next visit, there they were on the shelf! But I didn’t starve. I adjusted. Ultimately, there was plenty. Those events taught me never to complain again when the store is out of something. Better yet, I will never take a grocery store or its employees for granted again. I have learned to compensate and be happy doing so. There is some nobility in such sacrifices, I feel. This must be what my parents and grandparents did successfully during World War II.
So, get a clue, Readers. What new habits will you keep post pandemic? Please let me know by sharing HERE. Such habits can help the tough keep going.Details