Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard
Well, it’s Monday morning – a new day and a new week begins. The sun is shining brightly and the birds are happily chirping. Perhaps the sap will run today and sugaring can continue.
There are some things that continue unchanged, yet there is so much that is constantly changing. This COVID 19 outbreak has caused considerable disruption in most of our lives. The interconnectedness of the world has both pluses and minuses.
The fact that life has slowed down a bit might be considered a positive occurrence, however. The need to evaluate what it is important to do now and what can wait can be another plus. How wonderful that we still have so many ways to communicate with one another so that physical isolation does not mean a lack of connection. It has been heartwarming to hear from friends with offers to shop for us – many folks are reaching out in so many ways.
As most of you have likely guessed, the 3/19 Community Luncheon has been canceled. Feel free to wear green on the 17th even if you simply remain at home, though! The corned beef had already been purchased, but is safely in the freezer, so we plan to use it next month.
Please note also that Tyson Church will be closed at least until the end of the month.
In the meantime, may the promise of spring and the beauty of VT help to ease frustration and fear. Be well and blessed.
COVID 19 Time
Here we are – holed up
Practical – prudent – pragmatic
No touching hands – no hugs
How to make this time holy
Time to open & touch hearts
Diving deeper – ditching discouragement
Unraveling the unnecessary
Solitude – searching – sacred
Focusing on family & friends from afar
Pursuing Presence, praise & peace
MM – 3/15/20