Day 22: March 22, 2020

Today’s quote struck me.

It makes me think about this pandemic that is our current reality. If we do the things the CDC has recommended, we will help to flatten the curve. But if we do nothing and live life like we did pre- March 12th the world as we know it may completely collapse.

The health care system needs us to do our part- First responders need us to do our part- Service workers need us to do our part- social distancing, only buy what we need (no hoarding, please!) wash our hands, stay home when we are sick, etc. The list may be longer depending on where you live.

I was going stir crazy yesterday, and the sun was out. I can’t imagine what it will be like on a rainy day. But, I will continue to do my part; stay at home, call people to make sure they are okay, check in with teachers and families, wash my hands, just to name a few.

If we go to hug someone, we can pull back. If we buy too much food we can share with a neighbor; we can “edit the page.” If we do nothing, if we keep doing the things the same way we always had, if we have a “blank page”…. I don’t want to think about it.

7 thoughts on “Day 22: March 22, 2020

  1. It was sunny here too yesterday which gave me the urge to get out. I went for a walk, mapping out a new route and then did run to the store for an errand. I am being kind to myself and trying to be smart at the same time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. Your points are certainly well taken. While there are some people who are living as if this didn’t exist, most of us are home, hoping and praying for the medical professionals and researchers who are on the front lines. This will certainly be a “time” we all remember. Hopefully, we will come out of this stronger and more aware of what really matters. Hang in there – and stay safe.

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  3. “Sunny days and Mondays always get me down.” Thanks for showing that those song lyrics don’t have to be true. Attitude is everything. I like the way you incorporated the quote into your slice today.

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  4. We do our part; that’s what we can do. The rain is sure to fall here, at least I hope so as that’s where the green comes from. My neighbor always says, “There’s no such thing as bad weather. There’s just not-quite-right clothing.” Love his spin on things —and yours!


  5. I love how you extend this metaphor. Yes, we can edit our page if we are doing something. Doing nothing just isn’t an option! Also, we’ve had some rainy & snowy days since this whole thing started: I can recommend a walk in the rain as preferable to staying in!


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