Twice during shelter-in-place orders, I have been overwhelmed with sorrow. Two times I have been confronted by the unnecessary snuffing out of lives. I know there are more stories, more names, more tragedies. Twice is merely the tip of the iceberg. While the danger of a virus that has taken an excessive amount of lives…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 9.0
We have witnessed our fair share of hoarding during quarantine. It started with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but it did not take long for canned goods and meat to be added to the list of “hard to find” items. The nation responded with a mix of irritation and justification. If you had the sacred…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 8.0 [Hoarding]
Quarantine Chronicles 7.0 gives insight into lessons learned in this season. You’ll hear about a tiny perspective adjustment that can make a huge difference.
Idea igniters for appreciating teachers and nurses.
Remember 1,000 days ago when people started doing puzzles and home projects? Remember when we were side-eyeing everyone to see how we were supposed to endure the shelter-in-place status? Remember when people were sprinkling sentences with phrases like “extra” and “free” time? Some of you still have a strong puzzle game. Some have lost…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 6.0
Do you remember learning what kindness looked like by observing someone? Did you learn through experiencing the sacrifice of someone’s kindness? Did you learn as a result of longing for kindness but not living it? Who has been a kindness guide and instructor in your life? √ Tell me about your learning experience.…… Continue reading Kindness Guides and Good News
I have reached the “even my comb has given up” level of quarantine, and it probably is not why you think. My hair has not become one big matted mess that my comb could not handle—although I am beginning to wonder if people see Forrest Gump [running across America] when they see me. While…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 5.0 [Broken]
Size has been a point of conversation my entire life. It is not a topic I’ve initiated or enjoyed, but mere dislike of a subject doesn’t keep it at bay [unfortunately]. In elementary school, I was often “volun-told” to crawl under the bathroom stall and unlock the door. Not only does my current germaphobe self…… Continue reading Does Size Really Matter?
For anyone who has taken a blow or is standing with the pieces of broken dreams in your hands, you are especially on my heart today. Seniors Eighth graders Kinder parents All students Brides Grooms Parents Unemployed Financially stressed Business owners School leaders Bereaved Hope will emerge amidst the rubble. It’s a matter…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday
Are we having fun yet? No, in fact, it is more likely we are busy comforting the falling apart version of ourselves and others. Quarantine is serving up a strange mix of just fine one minute and not fine the next. So much of my normal has been redefined. While that causes some suffering, I…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]