Online Community Client
Topic: Returning to Normal
from Corona Virus
The “cabin fever blues” have gotten to me too! I’m tired of being in the house and I’m really, really, ready to
have the flexibility to move around again. I guess, its true that “You don’t truly appreciate what you have
I'm hearing rumors of restrictions being lifted. That sounds both good but...
The road forward is gonna be mixed with as much excitement as it will bring unsettling feelings. We don't
know what the conditions will be when we shift down from DEFCON 4. it's just plain good sense to be
cautious. Nothing that has this type of an affect on people around the world will just disappear in one day.
We need to consider what we WILL do going forward. How will you approach a business greeting...shake
hand? What about standing in line at the grocery store with the person behind you coughing without
covering the mouth or nose? Humm. I want to hope that you and I will be SMART about moving forward
without being paranoid. If we use the wisdom from our past, “good manners” when engaging others and
from the present, "taking reasonable precautions", we can develop more healthy habits.
Science and Medicine has taught me to be more AWARE of my surroundings. Burying our heads in my cell phone in public places keeps me unaware of what's right
in front of me. There were “signs” that we needed to be more cautious. Wiping surfaces is not new to any of us. Wiping surfaces is not insulting to the person
who was there before me but instead it's highly recommended to keep me and the people I go home to are safe. After all, COVID showed me that the person
before me may be a carrier without even knowing it. If you're a member of a gym, it's common practice to wipe down a surface before using equipment, so
why not be as careful in other public spaces?
Science has reminded us that viruses and germs mimic one another. The symptoms of a common cold "feel" like the symptoms of a lot of other things including
Corona virus in the beginning. Corona virus has taught me that self-care is important, not just to me but to others. While I'm taking care of others, it's to their
advantage and mine to take care of me too. But we don't alwasy take care of each other. Because someone is concerned about me does not mean their choice
and decisions won't have negative consequences to me. In the last few months, people were concerned about me, but still bought ALL the toilet tissue in the
store and didn't leave any for me. Sorry, the toilet tissue "thing" still leaves me scratching my head.
In the coming months, we'll need to adjust our "sensitivities".
What doesn't worry me may be really, worrisome to the person sitting next to me. THAT'S OK and IT'S NOT A NEGATIVE AGAINST ME. It's just the way THEY feel.
If they "scoot" away from me...it just means, there’s more room for me :-).