Simplicity in crazy times is necessary.
For a minute there I forgot what day it was. This crisis is so much more than just about a virus.
The global crisis we face is one based upon science, technology, medicine and yep a little bit of faith. Investing in all of those things is what is going to bring about a treatment for the Coronavirus. For those who are wondering when this will be over, I don’t know No one knows. We have to ride this thing out for as long as it takes. Worrying about the economy is worrying about the wrong thing. Everyone is going to take a hit of some sort. Life will be unpleasant at times. People will die, people will survive. The chase for instant gratification is a fool’s errand. It’s going to be a rough ride.
During the virus crisis it’s important to support local businesses. Today I ordered Chinese food (my favorite sesame chicken) for lunch from Hunan Wok through Uber Eats. Local places need the support in a big way now.
So many establishments are having to modify the way they operate and serve customers that it’s having a impact on their bottom line. Support local and you can’t go wrong.
Social distancing is something that is smart in the crisis of Coronavirus/Covid-19. This morning my church decided not to gather in person but offered morning prayer online via YouTube as a way to keep our community connected during this season of Lent. Many houses of worship do this on a regular basis but for my church, this was something new and different. Typically we have music and communion that goes along with our mass but it was OK to forego those elements for a time.
Hopefully, we will be back together sometime during Holy Week and other things will return to normal as possible.
The nearby Aldi grocery store had a blend of preppers and regular shoppers. It was interesting to see the social dance happening here today. It seems the sensible thing to do today.
To my friends around the world be safe, take care and treat this with care and caution. Now is the time to take Coronavirus seriously but with logic and scientific guidance. COVID-19 is a reality but using common sense it’s preventable for the most part. Take care of yourself and others.