Some of my greatest blessings are my three grandsons—19, 17, and 13. We have always spent lots of quality time together, including family dinners. Like most families, we have had little time together in the past few months–but not much! In the past several weeks, like most grandparents, I have seldom seen them.
So last night, we kicked COVID-19 aside and got back to normal and hanging out with the family!
So I cooked their favorite meal, and we played a card game, “Phase Ten,” which seems to take forever.
It was fun to reclaim an important part of our lives. We kept some distance, but didn’t worry about it. I decided a few weeks ago I was not living in fear about this pandemic and stopping life because of it. I made a decision to reclaim my life!
If you aren’t careful, COVID-19 can take over your entire life, and you start living in fear—about everything!!
Luckily, Tennessee is one of those states that opened about three weeks ago except for three or four large cities. Tennesseans appear appropriately prudent about reopening. I am not taking unnecessary risks and I wear the wearisome mask and don’t go to highly congested places, but I am moving on with my life.
So many people I know are living in unbelievable fear and going nowhere and doing nothing.
Isolation in general can cause depression, but COVID-19 isolation can be emotionally devastating.
Let’s get up and out and resume living in safe ways as recommended by the CDC.
WE CAN DO THIS!