Reasonable Situations I am able to stay at home. My house is wiped down/very clean.

I am able to keep 6 feet away from others. I have food to eat.

I have the option of not driving much.

I am able to get decent sleep.

I am able to do things that are meaningful to me that I had little time to do before.

My pension income/support stays the same.

I am able to phone/email/skype my family & friends.

I am able to wash my hands/sanitize my hands and keep them clean.


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Remember: “You’re Worth It”

I work as a cashier in a grocery store. I’ve only been working there for a few weeks when they book me in for the first time on a Sunday; it’s usually very busy on weekends so they try to ease new cashiers into it. As predicted, it is quite busy. My coworker next to me has a line-up of people and as I am free, I ask the old man and middle-aged woman who are next in line if they want to come through my cash.

Middle-Aged Woman: “No, t

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The barista at Starbucks was wearing a face mask.

Me: Why are you wearing a surgical mask?

She said: I’m not, it’s a COUGHY filter.


And then there is homesteading. This is a tough term to define since it can mean different things to different people, and often is made up of (unique) ideas and motivations….. It’s generally a lifestyle that closely resembles the small farms from about 70 (to 100) years ago, when people

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During this pandemic, I came across this poem by Laura Kelly Fanucci

“When this is over,

may we never again

take for granted

A handshake with a stranger

Full shelves at the store

Conversations with neighbors

A crowded theater

Friday night out

The taste of communion

A routine checkup

The school rush each morning

Coffee with a friend

The stadium roaring

Each deep breath

A boring Tuesday

Life itself.

When this ends

may we find

that we have become

more like the people

we wanted to be

we were c

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