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Counting My Blessings

Friday, May 01, 2020

Took a walk after lunch and was reflecting on how are life has been affected by Covid-19 and realized that we have been very, very lucky! My biggest "sacrifice" has been not getting my hair cut and in the grand scheme of things, that is nothing!

In the beginning of this I was going overboard on anxiety.....almost 70 and had a heart attack. Every time I heard or read about the most vulnerable it struck me....that's me! Took a while and realized that my cardiologist has told me over and over that my heart is fine. I exercise every day, eat healthy, keep my weight down, get enough sleep and now getting lots of outdoor exercise which is supposed to improve immunity. daily meditation has helped too and that is something I want to continue.

We can get to go meals at the club which we do. Instacart is working and I know from other friends that is amazing! We have been able to get together with friends for cocktails where we all bring our drink and sit outside well apart.

This crisis has definitely tried the heart and soul of the world. Many have been devastated by illness and loss of economic stability. We are blessed that this has not been the case.

Every day I am grateful and count my blessings. Would love to hear from others about their blessings.

Stay safe, stay strong, stay home.
Take care
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  • OLAFIT2020
    Yes. You have been blessed. Having a heart attack is very scary. You have not only survived, but you have thrived. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    59 days ago
    Your life sounds very good! I am glad that you have been minimally affected. It sounds like you're being very careful and maintaining your healthy habits, and that's all you can do. Stay well and keep having fun!

    We have felt few effects here in Kobe. People are still going out shopping, with everyone wearing masks, of course. I don't feel there's a huge difference in my lifestyle and have had to make no sacrifices (except I would like to get my hair done), but I don't like the new atmosphere. People seem different, and cashiers are less cheerful behind their plastic shields and with their surgical gloves. All this is necessary, so I can't complain; I just miss the relatively carefree days of January and hope we emerge from this into a better world.

    Take care and stay safe!
    61 days ago
    Yes, it is anxiety provoking. DH and I are working from home and are able to get food without much stress or contact. I like the cocktail hour idea.
    62 days ago
    Many of us have learned to slow down, maybe stop and smell the roses, take time to watch a sunrise or sunset. Too bad the throngs of people storming the beaches and demanding access to bars and gyms haven't learned any appreciation for life.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    62 days ago
    Yes, I truly believe that for many of us the pandemic requirements have encouraged a hard look at what matters. May some of these changes be permanent.

    I am enjoying my peaceful house, my garden, my dog, my husband: aware every day how lucky I am.
    62 days ago
    62 days ago
    We are headed back up North as of yesterday! So, I have been very grateful for not getting sick with COVID-19 or anything else for that matter! Of course we will be doing the 14 day isolation.

    62 days ago
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    62 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Each day I wake up I feel blessed. This virus thing had me worried too, even to point where I had to start taking anxiety medication for about 4 or 5 days. I've cured myself of that by remembering how truly blessed I am. Both hubby and I are doing well, so is my son. The rest of our family are doing well and we have a few that are in the healthcare industry.

    We are ok financially, and we have abundant supplies of everything we need including toilet paper :-)

    So we take each day as it comes, and do our best to keep safe, follow guidelines and enjoy each and every moment we can as a family.

    Sounds like you are doing the same. emoticon
    62 days ago
    Very important to count our blessings. Glad you are doing well.
    Grateful, that we are all well and have a yard to can be in and can still go for walks.
    62 days ago
    I too am among the lucky folks, not worried about unemployment, hunger, homelessness... I am thankful that our government has stepped up in a big way to help those less fortunate. Local commerce is flourishing through trade and barter and of course takeout and online shopping. I am even able to order wine by phone from a local winery and a quick 5 minute drive bring it home to be enjoyed. My kids are safe and well and working. My grandkids are learning both online school curriculum but also hands on skills as my son gets them involved in carpentry, gardening and mechanics. My DIL is an essential worker (radiation therapist) and she is well protected at work.
    My hope is that this will teach us all that a slower pace, enjoying and managing with less will be our new normal.
    62 days ago
    Yes, much has changed w/this virus, but . . . honestly, some of it isn't so bad. I am much more mindful of conserving resources, financial and otherwise.

    It will come to an end eventually and things will get back to whatever the new routine is going to be.

    I am grateful that we have always been financially responsible, so though this has put a ding in our retirement funds, we're prepared.

    62 days ago
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