|Posted on May 4, 2020 at 7:10 AM|
It’s hard to believe that another week has passed. We’ve been locked down for several weeks, and our Governor has extended this for another two weeks. I’m sure it’s driving some people crazy – thankfully it’s warming up enough to sit outside, take long walks and go biking.
Yet I’m far from bored. I have plenty of things to do – some of them things I have been “meaning to get to” for quite a while now! It actually feels good every time I reorganize a drawer or empty out a box of old stuff. I’ve crossed several things off my to-do list that have been there for a while.
I’m also reading a bit more and trying new things. I haven’t had much experience using yeast, but this past week I baked Cinnamon rolls (which had trouble rising but tasted great) and bread (which rose ok but didn’t taste so good). I guess I can keep trying! I have learned how to make face masks in two different styles, using elastic, ribbon ties and hair ties. This has done a fantastic job of keeping my old sewing machine from rusting away!
All of this is good, but I feel bad that I still cannot resume many of my regular interactive volunteer activities. I may offer my baked items to friends, but they often do not take them like they used to. I cannot take communion to homebound friends for the time being, and I miss seeing them! But I can at least call. We can chat as long as they wish, and with a few of them a bit on the lonesome side (being cooped up in their residences), it’s a blessing when someone wants to visit. I can also offer to go pick up items from the store or order a meal for them to be delivered.
I have set up Zoom calls with a few groups of friends, and our immediate neighbors are planning to gather in the cul-de-sac this week (socially distanced, of course) to catch up on any news and events. I am continuing to look for more creative ways to connect with others and help.
What are you doing these days? I hope you have found something to keep yourself busy and help others. If you are still not sure what you can do, try reaching out to friends with a phone call or email, or search the internet for local volunteer activities. And there is always study and prayer. Pick up that book you have been meaning to read or open your Bible and peruse a few passages. A blessing might just be awaiting you!
Have a blessed Monday!
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