A Little of Spring…

Today was a rough day for me. My mom is having some health issues, I am having some health issues, heck who isn’t having some health issues! Then you throw in this virus-sigh-it can be a bit too much.

Being confined, and on “house arrest” as I call it, can start to make you feel a little stir crazy.

I have been checking in on friends and family to keep that sense of community and connection. And it is comforting to know we all feel the same way. Life is certainly uncertain.

For the elderly and ill, I feel it is so important that we check in on them daily or every other day. Both my parents have spouses, but my mother in law is a widow. In her independent living they can’t even leave their apartments, but food is brought up to them. Just a call from my husband or I, or my sons, brightens her long, lonely days.

As I was feeling somewhat stressed and overwhelmed today, my husband told me to stop looking at the news and Facebook and he surprised me by bringing me in a piece of spring. Yesterday snow flurries and 35 degrees; today Spring-at least in my house.

A simple, thoughtful gesture that changed my mood.

So if you know of anyone who is struggling, give them a call, a meal for those who are ill dropped off on their porch, or even a nice card (thanks, Lisa-you know who you are :), can make the world of difference to someone having a bad day.

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