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If The World Hadn't Gotten Sick....

Monday, May 18, 2020


Another Monday, another start of a sheltering in place week, has lead me to put my thoughts down about what I would have been doing had the world not gotten sick!

I would right now be in Wyoming visiting with my sister and her family after having flown over 4,000 miles from my home in England.

I would be next heading to my son's house in Colorado to celebrate with his family as my oldest granddaughter graduates from High School and prepares to enter University. My daughter would have flown in from NJ and we would have driven down to their location together and stayed in an AirB&B. I would also have seen my youngest son from Montana.

I would once again be preparing for a Health and Well being retreat trip to Vermont in July to enhance my emotional, mental and physical well-being.

I would be assisting my adult learners as they achieve their Diploma level Health and Safety qualification.

I would be actively teaching face-to-face lessons to several groups of adult learners at the local college.

I would be attending Sunday worship services at my church.

I would be able to zip into a store and quickly pick up what I needed anytime I needed.

I would be going to my gym and enjoying my weekly boxing session that I have been doing for 13 years!

I would be able to have my hair cut and coloured by my fantastic hair stylist.

*******The above are some of the things that I am NOT able to do right now...BUT I want to turn my attention to THESE: these are some the things I HAVE been able to do and most likely would not have done had the world not gotten sick...

Having weekly video "read to me" sessions with my youngest granddaughter (she does the reading).

Having regular video call sessions with each of my children.

Being able to watch my oldest granddaughter perform on her piccolo in a virtual orchestra concert.

Preparing lessons and doing video conferences for and with my students.

Look forward to the rescheduled Vermont retreat date of 2021 and keep in touch with those I will see next year.

Attend virtual church services.

Learned how to re-adhere two wall tiles on my shower room wall.

Apply spray-on, wash out root touch up!

Volunteered to sew 45 laundry bags for NHS staff at the nearby hospital.

Applaud the NHS every Thursday night from my street with the rest of the country!

Wash my hands so often that I need hand cream to keep them from drying out.

Go for at least a 2 mile evening "mental health walk".

Focus and taking ownership of my health so that my immune system is as strong as possible to keep me well!

To me this is a lesson in PERSPECTIVE! It has now been 10 weeks at least of this! We are ALL in this situation, it is how we choose to look at it and how we react to it! This is NOT the time to take health lightly! It is NOT the time to continue to make excuses and let more time rob health; mental AND physical!

It IS the time to heed the facts that people with compromised immune systems are the ones that are getting very sick and unfortunately dying from this current situation. This IS the time to build a healthy immune system fuelled with nutrient dense foods! This IS the time to GET SERIOUS and GET SERIOUS health results!! This situation IS one of the biggest WHYS I can think of to go ALL IN! The gloves are off.

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  • JANICEMC
    Loved this perspective. We can choose to dwell on what once was, or take the bull by the horns and make the most of our current situation. I loved the virtual reading time you have set up with your Granddaughter. So cute!! I bet she loves it and so do you. You are an inspiration as always. Glad we are in this journey together.
    392 days ago
  • BRIGHTPENNY
    I really enjoyed your blog Mary. The realistic balance between the loss and gains during this crazy time. Take care.
    395 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    Oh Mary, you have been doing so many good, joyful, healing things since the world got sick. Loved reading about them!
    399 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Well said!
    400 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Great blog, Mary!!
    401 days ago
  • WHITEANGEL4
    Yes, hard not to see family and friends
    401 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2035636
    My friend as I have said several times. You are one of the most positive and upbeat people I know. When I grow up I want to be like you. emoticon
    401 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23859555
    So sorry your missing out coming over to family but glad you are seeing the positive in it all. Love to hear more about your trips to Vermont for health and well being, sounds fascinating. Love ya girl! Hugs
    401 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    This has been a transformational time for me. Rethinking and cleaning up not just physically but taking stock generally. Not griping, not complaining but finding creative ways to deal with almost everything.
    401 days ago
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