There are a lot of things about this pandemic that can make you sad. Now’s the time to look for what makes you happy. For me, it’s spending a lot of time with my dogs.
Guinness the Therapy Dog usually lays nearby while I work on my laptop at the dining table.
Lucy the Anxious One is typically in her crate that is within arm’s reach.
So, looking for the silver lining of sheltering-in-place or self-isolation is that I get to spend time with my dogs and my family-maybe not in that order. Family first! And I get to binge my favorite shows while I work. Yay!
It can be difficult to focus on the good and not on the bad, but it’s worth the effort.
This quarantining related to COVID-19 is changing day-by-day and keeping us from roaming around the world. It’s hard to stay at home when you want to sit in a crowd and people watch.
I’ve participated in three Tough Mudders and really appreciated this paragraph in a recent email:
“This is a time that Tough Mudder values ring more true than ever – the only way to defeat this pandemic is by working together – and Mudders know how to do that better than anyone else. In this strange time, in many ways, we have an opportunity to be even more connected.”
I’ve noticed this connection when I am out walking Guinness the Therapy Dog. Neighbors wave at each other and say hello, which didn’t often happen before the quarantine.
I hope this neighborly feeling will extend to the grocery stores, etc. next. There are so many instances that make me feel afraid of what the ‘other guy’ is going to do.
Keep your head up and watch out for your neighbors! Sonja