Thank you, and be Safe!
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and more challenges lie ahead as we confront more sickness and deaths from Covid-19. As a community we need to work everyday to take care of those around us. We are all in this together, and as individuals, families and communities it is necessary and important to follow the rules so everyone is safe. Our freedoms are not being infringed upon as we work together as a community for one big effort. Cooperation make us one. I am surprised on my walks to see groups or children wearing masks as they run around and play outdoor games together. Do they want to wear masks as they play outside? I am sure they are thankful to have each other, and be outside with their friends.
I wake up each day with gratitude for a new day, my family, friends, the sunshine, and the beauty of the Earth. I am thankful for the healthcare workers, mail carriers, and people who work with positive energy for peace and justice. Look for the good, it is there! I know I am lucky, and I hope you are lucky too!
I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness–It’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” Brene Brown
Yes, we are tired of stay safe rules , but I thought this was a very comprehensive list, and I hope you might get some new ideas. I copied it from an article in Ecowatch.com Please be safe and look for the good.
- Always mask up when indoors and around people who don’t live in your household.
- Always mask up when outdoors and unable to maintain physical distancing.
- Use either disposable masks or a multi-layer tightly woven cotton mask. Single-layer kerchiefs are insufficient.
- When you mask up, make sure it fits your face and covers both nose and mouth. Wash or sanitize your hands after touching or removing the mask.
- Remember that masks are not a substitute for physical distancing.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and others outside of your household.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid motions that transfer organisms from your hands to your face. Your mouth, nose and eyes have mucous membranes that are potentially receptive to these organisms.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces. Wipe-ups are wasteful, use bleach, water with rags instead.
- Do as much as possible outside and keep interactions with others short.
- Fortify ventilation systems for more frequent air exchanges. Air should be coming from the outside!
- Curtail in-person holiday celebrations with those not in your household
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!