So after reading and hearing the news that most people have their kids home for two weeks….all I hear is complaining and chaos from everyone around me. Now that is not to say that schedules will need to change, and things will need to be tweaked, but we need to stay calm and be practical about this. Let’s create less stress and less chaos in the midst of this situation that we find ourselves in.
After talking with my sister….she was saying how her state was crazy all week, but this weekend people seem to be calming down a bit. Staying calm is one of the answers to this craziness!!! No matter if you are single, married with kids, or without kids, and it does not matter your age….we are all in the same boat. And this boat is not the Titanic, and it is not sinking….it is a boat of change and uncertainty, but being as normal as possible will calm the spirit.
So how can we stay calm and try to be “normal”? Well here is my two week plan that I am putting into place. Yes, wash your hands. Take necessary precautions needed for your lifestyle and where you live. But my plan after that is in place, is to make a list of all the things that I always put off and never seem to have the time to do.
Keeping our hands and minds busy will make the time pass, and it will not allow our minds to go places that are not reality and also allow our imagination to go crazy.
Today I had a friend pick up some potatoes for me since I had to work, and I could not get out. She was kind and would not take the money for it. So I then told her I would share the soup that I was going to make with them, and that I would also make her some bread. Since she is a single woman….she does not make homemade soup and bread, so this was a real treat.
Clean out that closet that you have been wanting to clean, email a friend and check up on them, call someone, text someone, write a letter, sort out those recipe cards that are a mess. Stop and breath, stop and take hold that you are alive today, and there is a purpose. Reach out to others….we are all human beings and should be respecting each other in a unique and special way. This does not mean that you need to put yourself at risk….there are plenty of ways to help someone without doing this.
For those of us who have hope of eternity with the God of creation….share that hope today. We as Christians can rise up and encourage our friends with this plain and simple gospel message.
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother