I don’t know about you but I tend to sit and think a lot, probably because I finally realize that I am getting old for real. For example, I went for a run last week, the first time since January, and for a minute there, I was so tired I thought I was getting ready to go see Jesus. Probably not a good joke, but that is what I was thinking in a weird kind of way. But in the end, I found out that I was not in the best condition that I could of been in. I had gotten into bad shape over the winter and it sucks. I almost saw a Goodyear tire around my waist, then I looked down and could not see my belt-buckle (I seemed to be suffering from the old Dunlap decease).
But through it all, I feel like reflecting on what is going on in our world at this very moment. Yes, we have a serious virus spreading itself around the world and doing so much damage across the land. It does not pick and choose who it wants to invade, it has the guts to choose whomever it wants and whenever it wants. It is amazing at how it is forcing the world of people to do things we started taking for granted.
Like parents seeing how difficult is to teach a room full of teens on a daily basis and having to find ways to deal with their attitude and disrespect everyday. Now, wanting to send them back to the same school where they seem to be having problems,
Like teachers wanting to get back to school because they miss seeing the students every day (I miss them too)
Like washing our hands whenever we touch something that is not clean. Wash your hands about 20 seconds.
Like cleaning off the counter tops in your home because of all the germs that settle there.
Like spraying your door knobs to kill the germs that are growing there.
Like coughing into your sleeve and not into the air so the particles don’t have room to travel.
Like helping those who are less fortunate than you
Like calling your neighbor to see if they are okay
Like not going out to restaurants all the time, cooking at home and eating with your family
Like taking family walks together and spending quality time
Like praying as a family for your family, friends and neighbors.
Like coming together as a society and singing a song of love, hope and faith
Yea, we all recognize that we really need each other. This virus has done one thing for sure, cause us to realize that we are all in this together and we can band together in dire times to fight a battle. But isn’t that what we suppose to do anyway?
Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
Oh, it won’t be long,
Till I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on,
Lean on me