VP Trish: Some Random Thoughts
Random thoughts (some of mine, some of others)…
- Do we need a laundry basket for just clean clothes? I mean we carry dirty clothes down in the basket; is it a good idea to use the same basket for the clean ones?
- Masks protect others from us. Isn’t it simply considerate to wear a mask on those rare occasions when one must go out?
- If you wear glasses, wash them with shaving cream! Not only will they be the cleanest ever, but they won’t fog when you sport your mask!
- Should one take his/her car out every now and then or simply start it periodically?
- Those of us who are still fortunate enough to work now, shouldn’t we be helping others? Possibly make donations to a food bank?
- Our churches still need our weekly offerings.
- Retail workers are working hard; please ask how they are and say thank you. And of course, be nice! (This should be the norm!)
- Get fresh air even if all you do is walk around your yard.
- Have a routine – pretend you are heading to the office even if it is in your home office or your kitchen. (Put clothes on, not fresh pajamas!)
- Embrace this opportunity.
- Think of three positive things as a result of this current situation.
- Imagine how much more challenging this might have been years ago, prior to all of this technology.
- When using reusable gloves (generally at home, latex), be sure to wash your hands while still wearing your gloves.
- Supporting a local, small business makes sense. I am thankful for them.
- Possibly pay your cleaning person, nail tech or hairdresser. Maybe not the entire amount, but they aren’t working now (if you still are).
- Key an eye on neighbors to be sure someone is checking in on them.
- Send a letter or a card. Not all have internet or are on Facebook, and even if they are, old-fashioned mail is always a treat!
- Sing (you know) like no one is listening. Dance like no one is watching.
- Read a book, magazine, something. Do more than watch TV and surf the net.
- Try out a new recipe.
- Breathe, embrace, appreciate.
- Wash your hands and stay home. We will all get through this!
While this is not something any of us are doing by choice, I am finding many things that I am enjoying as a result of this stay-at-home order. I do enjoy working from home, but I truly miss the interaction with the Membership. I have emailed and spoken with a few but not like being in the office.
Of course, I miss my colleagues.
Hang in there; life is still good! Czolem!