Things were pretty good then. There was no rush to get to events. We weren’t glued to our phones or big screen televisions.
Families talked to each other. They had time to enjoy meals together. Even the entertainment part of their lives was together. Literally. They sat close together to listen to the radio and the old time mysteries and comedy programs.
There was usually one phone in the house. It didn’t do anything except make and receive calls.
Merchants were more accommodating. Service and delivery were a way of life, not something only to be done at an extra fee.
In the last two months, I’ve seen a lot of these same values and business practices return.
As hard as it has been for us to slow down and change our way of living, with it has come a sense of goodwill and tolerance.
Of course there were the panic driven folks who will never have to again buy toilet paper, but you know who you are and just have to live with it.
We have witnessed overall people reaching out to one another. We help where we can. Businesses are making it convenient to get what we need while practicing a safe protocol. Customer service is once again the norm.
Maybe it was just time for all of us to quit taking things and people for granted.
I get messages from my grandchildren now because I don’t have the time with them I once had. The message is always the same. They miss me.
I miss them too.
For the time being, we will do what we need to do to protect each other.
Good news! The movers finally showed up this week. The remainder of the week has been spent unpacking and putting away.
I’ve gotten my “she shed” together beautifully. There is just a comfort for me as I nestle in my big chair, surrounded by things that remind me of times and people I have and still love.
We have worked hard this week, but we have also appreciated our blessings.
I’ve come to a greater appreciation through these times. I have a greater appreciation of friends, family, and comforts.
My hair and my nails are still a mess, so I really appreciate looking forward to a time I’ll be back in the hands of the professionals. I’m not doing so well on my own. But hey; no one sees me anyway.
Life is good today.