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Staying Connected Through Social Distancing

Staying Connected Through Social Distancing

As challenging as this pandemic time is, I can see many good things happening because of it.  What touches me most is seeing people concerned about their loved ones.  Even if we can’t be near some of our close friends and family, we can still stay connected through social distancing.  Because of my parents’ age and my dad’s chronic poor health, they are both considered high risk of getting the Covid-19 virus.  They’ve been in isolation for almost three weeks now.  Luckily my parents, four siblings, and I stay in communication daily through text messages and Marco Polo videos.   Also, my three girls live in different cities and one is even in a different state.  Even though I had to scrap my visit to see them this week, I can still talk with them and check in with them whenever I want to make sure they’re okay.

I think about our nation’s history and how in previous times of crisis, there wasn’t technology to check in with loved ones.  So even if we can’t be with our loved ones right now, at least we can see their faces and hear their voices regardless of how far away they are physically.  We are blessed to have that comfort.

I’ve been following an American expat living on a farm in France through Instagram.  She’s currently going through the Spring birthing season with her baby goats.  One of her new goats was an identical twin to twin transfusion and was born the size of a premie.  I watched as thousands of people all over the world (myself included) got caught up in this sweet baby goat’s life.  We all prayed and willed her to live before she finally passed away after three days of fighting to live.  Even though the world is in crisis, we are all experiencing the same fears, struggles, and worries.  What unites us is our compassion and love.

We can share our love–even if it’s only a small gesture such as checking in with someone.  My favorite quote and one that I share with you often on this blog comes from one of my favorite movies, The Village.  I can’t repeat it often enough, though:  “The world moves for love.  It kneels before it in awe.”  Make sure to love someone today.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

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