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- Reflect on the things you have and take thanksgiving walks with the kids or invest in a moment alone. Even 10 minutes of walking helps and I am about to head out for a walk now. During this time, it is easy to stay cooped up in the house, watching tv, and getting on facebook. Invest a bit of time in finding some places, local parks you and you family can walk or bike ride. If you can make it to a park and stay socially distance, this is good, as you get fresh air and vitamin D. We all need to have a bit of time to reflect and be thankful. Count your blessings.
- Plan for the future, develop your vision (without this situation). Am I being too optimistic? Don’t give in to the new normal of the day, as eventually this will end. As the saying goes, “This too shall pass” or perhaps Invest some quality time with yourself and consider your goals and dreams for the future. Write them down, speak them aloud to yourself as you continue to refine your plans, then submit all of this to the authority of the Lord so that He can help you. “A mans heart devises his way: but the Lord directs his steps.”
- Laugh. They say laughter is the best medicine and for me that has been instrumental in keeping up and at peace. Instrumental you say? Really? Our God, I believe is a fun God, a joyous God and has a character that is beyond us. Can we even fathom His goodness? His love for us? As I sit and watch a funny movie or tv show, it really helps to know He is laughing too. Just think He created the Eddie Murphys, the Jim Carreys, the Jim Gaffighans, the Sabastian Maniscalco, the Jerry Seinfelds, and the Michael Jrs. These are my own personal go tos. This is my own personal list of some of my favorites, if these resonate with you great, if not find your own humor. If you have not already, check out Everybody Loves Raymond. There are 9 seasons to enjoy. At the time of the writing, I have watched 8. My husband told me NOT to watch the final episodes, so I don’t cry, lol. Another one I really enjoyed was Parks and Recreation.
- Pray. Pray for your extended family, pray for your country, pray for us all. We could use the prayers and they do matter.
- Make your home a place of peace. A place where your Lord can dwell. Your home should be your sanctuary so that when you wake, you feel well, happy. OK, okay, I am not a Martha Stewart, yet I am talking about the vibe more than having every area of your house super clean. We recently added this to our door at it has made a huge difference in just feeling a sense of peace. May God’s Grace and Favor richly shine on your home as you are reading this.
- Bake. Not cook. Bake. When I was a child, one of my favorite things to do was make oatmeal cookies and sugar cookies with my Mom. Those memories are still so fond for me that my husband tells me my favorite food is cookies. It was only when I realized how much I enjoyed that bonding time and the good togetherness of it, that I understand about making memories of my own with my own family.
- Love on someone else who may be going through. As you rest in your own situation, understand your completeness, and count your blessings, share hope with someone else. Love never fails.
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