It’s been over a month that our small family of 3 and our dog has been social distancing. My daughter and I due to our asthma have been practicing more “Quarantine and Chill” time. My husband does the food shopping, as he has no underlying medical conditions. The first few weeks weren’t as bad. We completed things around the house, caught up on our favorite TV shows and indulged with some lovely naps. As time pasted watching TV became boring, the house was sparkly clean and we were so rested that we physically didn’t need a nap anymore. Watching the news became a stressful event as the number of infected and the number of deaths increased worldwide. The relaxing days turned into days of stress and anguish as I personally felt trapped and fearing for the future. The frequency and intensity of my migraines increased to an unbearable level with the medication not bringing any relief. Living in this misery for about 2 weeks and after many conversations with my husband I realized that “this too shall pass”.
Maybe it’s being multiracial (I’m ½ Italian and ½ Chilean) and married to a Cypriot that makes you see things differently. We are blessed to have family in the UK and in Cyprus, which we regularly stay in contact with. We watch over the Internet newscasts from around the world in English, Greek and Spanish, so we have a pretty good understanding of how people are affected by the Corona Virus.
This virus has been devastating in so many ways but at the same time it has shown us that there is love, kindness and humanity within all of us. It’s been amazing to watch and read stories about how people are reaching out to help others in anyway possible. Food bank donations, meal donations, people on neighborhood/community FB sites offering to share their pantry food with those in need, neighborhood volunteers helping those who can’t leave there homes, teachers doing car parades for children to keep their spirits up, people volunteering to make face masks for those in need and the list of random acts of kindness is endless. The compassion that I have witnessed in America by fellow Americans has been truly astonishing.
No one knows what the future will hold or if they will find a cure or vaccine for Covid-19 but what we all can do is be the best person we can today & everyday as you adhere to the rules of your local government regarding Covid-19.
Stay positive, you are not alone in this fight! Together we will practice social distancing guidelines and flatten the curve and come out stronger!!!
If you want to help or are looking for activities to do with your family this is a wonderful resource:
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This blog is not on a topic specific. I will be writing about things that I like, find interesting or just feel like talking about. I’m a wife, a mother of two children and a writer. I go through all the same issues anyone else does from what to cook for dinner to I blew the budget this month. Life is full of challenges and it’s within those challenges that we develop into who we really are and determine what we value. Near and dear to my heart are my kids & husband and dog, followed by a few close friends.
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