We are not in the same boat

I heard that we are all in the same boat, but it’s not like that. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.

For some, their work life has been stressful, sad and draining both physically and emotionally. It has shown them the difficulties and horrors of this pandemic. While others feel “it’s what you signed up for”

For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters.

With the $600 weekly increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales.

Some families of 4 just received $3400 from the stimulus while other families of 4 saw $0.

Some were concerned about getting a certain candy for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend.

Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.

Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday.

Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don’t believe this is a big deal.

Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.

So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.

Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing.

We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a very different journey. Be kind, always.

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Zombies: Coming to Your Neck of the Woods

The CDC is suggesting that you prepare. They just posted a  40 pg. PDF about a zombie pandemic with suggestions for preparedness. I know there are a lot of people out there who are like their grasshopper cousins and don’t think anything will ever come that they can’t luck their way out of, but when the government, who got a chronic case of egg on their face during Hurricane Katrina, is telling you to prepare, pay attention. It’s a good, entertaining break. I hope people read it and start getting a kit together. It doesn’t matter what form the threat takes, you are going to need the same gallon of water per adult per day whether you’re evading aliens, fighting off humans with some debilitating but ambulatory pandemic (zombies), a tornado, quakes or wildfires approaching your subdivision. Laugh at me and my friends who are also “into this” all you want but pay attention.

Why ET?

Why not?

In one sense it doesn’t really matter…Space Aliens, Zombies, NWO, Weather, a Pandemic. Pick a cause. The reactions and responses will be the same. Our responsibility is to survive it. Hopefully we will survive long enough to see an end come to whatever has ripped apart our world and help with its rebuilding.