I know COVID-19 is real and nothing to laugh about, but I still NEED to find all the FUNNY in my life that I can! My Daddy had a sense of humor, although he seemed to tell the same joke to me over and over and I HAD to laugh because, well he was my Daddy and I LOVED him to pieces and wanted to make him happy (maybe that was the beginning of my people pleaser issues?!? hmmm) Any-whoobs - that's how I'm coping with "the Rona", as I like to refer to it. And, PLEASE don't tell Dr. Fauci that I'm finding things about it to laugh at because he's a tad TOO serious, but I know that's his job and I do appreciate him and Deborah (kinda like her name😊)
I've crocheted and ate and cleaned and ate and worked outside and napped and ate....and did I mention that maybe I've eaten a tad too much?!?!? (there's NOTHING funny at all about that part) I've done things that I NEVER even dreamed about doing, like having groceries delivered to the house, or doing grocery pick-up. What did we even do before online ordering, which might be a tad too convenient during a lockdown, isolation, quarantine, whatever we choose to call it, especially if you have Amazon Prime! I've learned to value friendship much more and HOPE my friends know that when this is over and we can touch once again, you're in for the HUG of a lifetime! I've missed my grandkids and learned just how much even an elbow bump can fill my heart. I've come to appreciate technology and social media and funny memes and comedians. Although I'm retired, this downtime has helped me to not be so antsy, feeling like I was on a schedule - I'm learning to relax a tad....just a tad, mind you! And, devotions and Bible reading aren't as rushed to "get 'er done" as they once were. I'm appreciating so much all the time families are spending with one another and posting their pics on Facebook and Instagram - that my son-in-law is home with our grands and our daughter and how much fun they're having together. There's less pollution because there are fewer cars on the road and factories in operation. There is so much bad happening in our world - in our country - we're living in a time that none of us would have ever thought possible, that a deadly 'plague' would affect ALL of us in this way. But, this definitely didn't catch God off guard. He's not surprised one bit. I hope this is giving each of us a time to reflect on our faith and what we value most!
So....what ways are you finding to cope during this pandemic sweeping the world?