I am opening up to the many issues around social justice. As a white person, I am learning more about the day to day lives of people who are not privileged, and the fears and threats they experience daily. It is an important journey for me.
Barack Obama is my hero. He led our country for 8 years with dignity and intelligence, and compassion for all of us. I have his picture displayed prominently in my home and thank and bless him every day.
Being in quarantine forces me to be more present. No schedules to meet, chores to do in a certain timeframe, and no hard and fast goals to meet. It is surprisingly freeing. I have always been looking ahead to see what comes next, and this situation ensures I can’t see what’s coming next!
I live in Oregon, and our governor took early and decisive action to stop the spread of the Covid. We have have relatively few cases and way fewer deaths than many other states. I am grateful to Governor Brown and her staff for keeping Oregon safe.
My sister. She is always willing to help someone even if her resources are limited.
Freedom of time. No rushing about or worrying about what I need to do next. It is nice to just drift (for a while!)
I would say I have a LOT more time now than normal, and it feels very freeing to not have a tight schedule.
From my husband, who endures more pain than a human being should. He is quiet, kind and grateful in his daily life which soothes me, too.
Learning how to use Zoom more proficiently!
I met my husband at a meeting neither of us had planned to attend, but things conspired to get us there, and we both ended up at the same meeting. 32 years later we are still together!
I am feeling the possibility of traveling to see my family in the southwest, maybe in the fall. I miss them during this vulnerable time.
Slow down. Breathe.
I am grateful for all the many blessings in my life. While this is a challenging time, I deal with it better because of the love of family and friends. I don’t feel so scared as I would if I were alone.
Exercise by walking and working with my online trainer.
For a peaceful end to this pandemic.
An appreciation of good health.
I am waiting for the pandemic to be over. It is certainly the scariest thing that has happened in my life.
Before the virus, I used to long for open, unstructured time where I could just be, follow my intuitions and passions, and see what came up for me. I now have the luxury of that in the midst of the pandemic. Now I fight the thoughts in my head that I am just being lazy. No wonder it has been hard to relax all my life.
I am grateful for the openness of this time.
We have a family member that is far right conservative and a deep believer in conspiracy theories of all kinds. I often feel so frustrated with her that I want to write her off. But taking the time to look at her, as I did yesterday, with love and compassion opened my heart. I am going to try something new with her, which is to not engage in the futile attempt to change her mind, but just to keep letting her know we love her.
Yes they are truly awful. I hope it has passed by now.
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