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Learning new lessons at 61

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Today as I’m reading peoples post it dawns on me what else I’m learning through this Covid. Somethings we all, already know. Sad to say friends and loved ones can be gone in a blink of an eye. I’m still shaking my head at this. No goodbye not one more hug or kiss. And sadly, all alone. Then there is the craziness. People hoarding. I still don’t understand but I guess everyone wants to control something. Now the new adjustments. I just can’t jump in my car and go and do and be. That’s craziness!! But very necessary. When I go to the store, which was never fun to start with, I’m very prepared. My list is in the order of where it is at in the store. I’ve had to learn, just because I want it, doesn’t mean I’m getting it. That was a hard one. It use to be if it’s in the list, you get it. Now, well if the store has it, you can buy it and you might be limited on how much you can buy. (I have to say I don’t think I’ve ever bought more than one pack of toilet paper at a time and we have never ran out.) Now we can’t find yeast or chicken strips or my favorite lean cuisine meals and the list goes on. Truth is I’m ok with it. Most of the people I know, we are always prepared. We are use to the power going out and having to get by without it for hours or days and have even done it for over a week a few times. We are prepared. We have food in our freezers, food in the cupboard. I think most people do. We are just spoiled to go and buy what we want when we want. I have a daughter that goes to the store everyday and gets dinner. Guess you know she’s had a much bigger adjustment to all this than me. I’m ready for things to go back to the way they were. I miss hugging and kissing my family and friends. I miss going where ever, but I know there will be a new normal. Some of it will be for the good. I hope all the people will plant something to eat. If it’s only one plant I’m still smiling. You are capable of so much more than just complaining. I’m praying that people will continue to help others. Look out for the old people. Teach the young people. Love them all. You know the different people add to our lives. I know. I’m one of them. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from this virus. First we are not to challenge God, but trust him. Nope he did not do this but he’s there to help us through this if we ask. I know some will say I’ll make it without asking and you’re right. But I know he’s always there guiding us, Loving us and holding on to us. This virus is the invisible enemy, I agree. But God is bigger. He is invisible too. Just like you can see the destruction from the virus, you can see the goodness from God. There is evil everywhere. There are miracles everywhere. Don’t stop looking for the good. Some may need to start looking for it. It’s there. If you’re still reading this, thanks. God is good. I love you all. Remember love wins!!! Not a virus! Not hate! But love.
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