In the midst of all this negative chaos, I find I am surprisingly happy. Of course, I am aware of the tragedy taking place in millions of families and my heart goes out to them. I also know that it could still happen to me and/or my family. But we are trying to obey all the rules that should keep us safe. But the rule to stay, at least partially quarantined is a blessing in disguise.
We are fortunate to live rurally on a 5-acre piece of land. We are also retired and not unemployed as are many. Our income is stable (so far) so we are used to dealing with a definite amount guaranteed. But there are still good things too.
These are some of those things:
- We are somewhat naturally isolated and used to staying home with a small number of visitors so things seem the same.
- We are alive in an age of communication options. We can still stay in touch with family and friends in a multitude of ways.
- The weather has been mild and even warm some days enabling us to spend time outside. We have dozens of projects outside to keep us both busy.
- We have plenty of space to take a walk without leaving our property
The best thing for me is that we have been forced to slow down, spend time together and enjoy the beautiful place we live.
I hope all of you can eke out some joy in these troubled times.
More to come…