04/04/20 BLOG

04/04/20 BLOG # 13
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Dear Friends,

I hope you’re staying positive about all of this coronavirus mess. Hopefully, you’ve had some of those parades of cars going through neighborhoods! I hear some are teachers trying to build up the morale of their students, and some are people celebrating birthdays! We’ll never forget the phrase “social distancing.”

FACE MASKS MADE EASY – Some experts in DC are now emphasizing that the virus can be transmitted by simply talking; and a lot of the infected show no symptoms. Consequently, the government is recommending that, in addition to keeping six feet away from people while outside of your home, you should make your own mask. Here are two good videos on how to make masks.
This one is a permanent cloth mask which you could re-use after washing. The federal government seems to be emphasizing cloth masks.
This one is particularly liked because it’s designed to close the gaps around the nose, which might exist with bandana masks.
• Maybe the paper clip idea from the second video could be added to the cloth version in the first video, and have the best of both.

TAKEN FOR GRANTED – I vow to never take for granted all those people who are on the front lines and keeping the world moving during this crisis – professionals like doctors, nurses, police, scientists, paramedics, immunologists, virologists, all first responders, teachers, pharmacists, etc. Also, we can’t take for granted the people like sanitation engineers, people in the news industry, grocery store employees, delivery people, and many more.

• “Let nothing bother you, let nothing dismay you. Everything passes … Patience gains all … God alone is enough.” – St. Teresa of Avila
• “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
• “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” – John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, 1806 – 1873
• “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins, author, entrepreneur, speaker (1911 – )
• “This is not a sprint; it’s a marathon.”

• Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are with me. – Psalm 23:4
• Have pity on me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my bones are trembling. – Psalms 6:3

Dear Lord, please help the world defeat this coronavirus!

Be calm! Stay well! God bless us all!


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