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A quiet, peaceful sanctuary from the chaos of everyday living in a world on the brink of insanity! A place where we prepare for the worst, but hope for the best!

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Times are changing

We’ve been in this pandemic for a few months now and no one knows how much longer it will last. Some believe it will end this summer, some believe we could be in this thing for a long while...I believe the latter. After years on social media and the past few month of seeing non stop chatter and arguing over this pandemic I had to take a break...not sure how long I’ll be gone or if I’ll ever go back. Our county is so divided at point I’m not sure we’ll ever come together again.

This morning I sat outside in the warmth of sun, enjoying my coffee and just thinking...I thought about my dad and how he would handle this pandemic, I thought about my best friend and if she were here what she would say...

In the distant blue sky I saw a bird flying, free from any care of this pandemic just soaring through the beautiful sky with ease! For a moment I wished I could that bird...

I saw a butterfly dancing around and it gracefully landed near me...I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures...it sat quietly and patiently as I took them as if it knew this was somehow healing to me...once I had my pictures it flitted off waving it wings as if saying goodbye...I think it was a sign that my loved ones are still close🙂.

I went back to my coffee and my thoughts...I looked up at the trees and thought how strong they were, they go through so much...changing seasons, wind, rain, hail...pandemics...yet stand strong...I thought about us, the ones very aware of this pandemic and I’ve seen so many differing reactions...fear, anger, denial,strength, weakness, sadness and downright despair..I’ve seen kindness but also hatefulness....I’ve seen helpfulness and hopelessness...I’ve seen hero’s in many areas...I look around and I feel sad, but also hopeful at the same time...sad for what society has lost and some of the
loss came before the pandemic...the loss of compassion and respect for those of a differing opinion...I feel hopeful that somehow moving forward in the next months to years we can unite and find the respect and compassion for each other as human beings and not look at each other political rivals...our world and times are changing...good or bad at this point I’m unsure...but I know for me, I want to take this time and reflect, rejoice, and remain ever mindful of life...my dad always said...prepare for the worst and hope for the best...I think that’s sound advice....in a world where you can be anything...be kind, be mindful, and take care...Times are changing....

Until next time...