With the whole world in an uproar with the coronavirus – everyone is trying to find their new normal while staying home in quarantine and/or social distancing. It hasn’t been easy for anyone and everyone has had to sacrifice something.
I think this is a good lesson in common human decency. Some people have it and many don’t. Who are those people who are hoarding all the goods, being rude to store employees doing their best and selfishly going about life possibly spreading the virus? I can’t say I have totally stayed home. I have gone to the grocery, AA meetings, restaurants for carry-out and of course I have been out to get my daily chai tea latte from the local coffee shop. I don’t think those activities are too hateful and we are being mindful of others and ourselves while doing these activities.
My girls both are at a pivotal time in their lives. Both are in limbo. Graduation is postponed until August. Jobs will be hard to find and moving may be impossible. We are all having to sacrifice, this is just how it is affecting my family. It is a small inconvenience when you look at the rest of the world and what people are going through. We are lucky that we have what we need and that we have the means to help our children through this should they need it, for that I am truly grateful.
I know it is going to get worse before it gets better. We all have to be prepared and be willing to hunker down at home as much as possible.
AA has been a challenge. Our club is still currently open. I am sure it is only a matter of time before we are mandated to close. Recovery fellowship and meetings are so important to the recovering addict / alcoholic. It is amazing how this recovery community from across the country and the world have come together putting meetings online in different forms. We have set up virtual meetings at our club. I think we finally have it set up and ready to go. Some people are still going to meetings in person while others are opting for the virtual type. I feel it is a personal decision. I somehow got “elected” to put together the virtual meetings for our club. With the help of a couple others, we did it! It was a lot of trial and error. But I am proud that I figured it out as I am the least technical person I know. I think I am ready to go to virtual meetings, but being one of the point people for the virtual, I also feel I have an obligation to be at the meetings in person to “broadcast” via my computer to those at home. The state has asked that no more than 10 people gather, our meetings have had more lately. We have a board meeting tomorrow and I believe we are going to need to set some parameters to limit numbers of people in the meetings in the midst of this virus outbreak. We too need to be careful of not spreading the coronavirus among us and to others.
Our family restaurant and manufacturing business is still open – we are mainly delivery and carry-out so we are allowed to still operate. I pray for the wellbeing of our employees and am grateful that our doors are still open and that we can provide jobs to many. As a company we are doing what we need to to keep everyone safe.
These are very scary and uncertain times for everyone across the world. I mostly anxious about the economy and what is going to happen. My mental state has been surprising better, but the anxiety is real.
All we can currently do is take one day at a time and practice love and tolerance … and Pray!