I drafted this article several months ago....surprisingly with the increase in the number of deaths in the world some still are resistant to the idea so I'm publishing anyway.
It is a stressful time to put it mildly. The best thing we can do is take care of ourselves and be compassionate for those around us...while maintaining our distance if they choose not to participate in trying to help slow the virus spread.
Please be safe out there!
No one likes being told what to do.
We all may have different interpretations of the rules.
I went biking the other day - my dog needs to run so you may have seen me around. I wore a makeshift mask a couple of days ago. Hot, sweaty, itchy ...but felt like I was making a good effort to help others be safe in case I have it.
No one else on the streets had one on. I felt a little foolish. Yesterday I rode my bike and decided the rule must not apply because I’m
Not near anyone. About a third of people I saw walking had masks. 🤔 it’s ok just making an observation.
But yesterday we sent our 17 year old to Albertsons. With mask of course so HE doesn’t give it to anyone just in case. We sanitized items before we brought them inside, he changed clothes in the garage. Then we slacked off...he didn’t shower and wash his hair.
Dinner time. It comes up in conversation that only about a third of people in the market had masks on. We have an ongoing tAlk with him normally -Please DONT touch your hair at dinner table.
It takes on a whole new meaning now.
I write this as a reminder please wear the masks so my son doesn’t bring it into our house.
I write as a reminder to myself to Be more careful.
We tell the kids—-no matter what we do we may still get it...there will be NO thought “oh we wasted our efforts” in our house BUT we have faith we will ward it off as long as possible so we don’t burden others or get THEM infected.
Yesterday we learned of a 52 year old business acquaintance that died from the virus. We are a little on edge. My brother and his entire family of 4 all currently have it....I could go on but we all have our stories.
Please be safe! 🙏🏻
Maria Humphreys is a meditation expert, personal trainer, mom and wife.