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The Coronavirus And How We React May Change Us Forever

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“I savor life. When you have anything that threatens life… it prods you into stepping back and really appreciating the value of life and taking from it what you can.”

~ Sonia Sotomayor

Everyone values life…but that is not true. I wish it were true, but it isn’t.

The grim reaper is walking among us and how we react will either save us or end our life and the lives of others.

When I started this blog my intention was to improve my life, make me a stronger, better, person. Writing has impacted my life and made me want to do more, live longer, and with intention.

I never expected a pandemic. I never expected the fear and uncertainty. Here we all are with the threat of sickness and death; the possibility of life as we know it changing forever.

How many people will lose a loved one, a family member, a dear friend, or some of the many people we interact with each day and take for granted?

Am I scared? Of course, all of us would be very foolish not to be frightened. We need to take a pause, a long moment of reflection, to step back and evaluate what is important.

In America, in my opinion, we are used to taking things for granted. We have, for the most part, a good life. Life may not always be easy and certainly it is not fair for everyone. There are inequalities.

The day in, day out, rhythm of our life is steady and what we expect. You may not agree with me but for the most part when something bad has happened in another country, or in another city or state, we have the tendency to think not here, not to us.

We cannot escape the Coronavirus. It does not discriminate, it does not care where we live, what we look like, or what we do for a living.

We are faced with a pandemic and it is up to each of us to do whatever we can to protect ourselves, our family and our loved ones.

There are many people telling us what we should do. Be careful who you listen to. Your life may depend on whose instructions you follow.

I choose to listen to the scientific experts such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson

We need to follow the guidelines from the experts, the scientists, doctors and nurses. Practice distancing, wash your hands, stay at home and only go out for necessities such as groceries and doctor appointments. Protect your self.

Please do not listen to, or follow, the recommendations of President Trump. It could be the death of you if you believe him. Take a few moments and read this article from the NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html

This is not a political issue, it is a health issue and one we need to take seriously. Protect yourself and follow the guidelines from the scientists. Please!

I am not going to write a long article because I want you to read this and hopefully take it to heart. At the end of this pandemic, some of my readers may be victims of this virus. I hope not, and I hope I will be here to continue to write and continue to grow and become a better, stronger person. That is what I want for all of you.

“The value of life is revealed when it confronts death from close quarters.”

Apoorve Dubey

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Quote Of The Day

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

—  Ronald Reagan
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Quote Of The Day

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.
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Sorrow

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I just realized I did not post a quote yesterday. The day is actually a blur, static screaming in my ears, and sorrow filling my heart.

When i walked to the barn yesterday morning and turned the corner to the paddock I saw my horse there on the ground. She was old and her health was not good; her body was giving up on her.

My heart protested, and I called her name. She raised her head and nickered to me in response.

I ran toward the barn, through the fence and sat by her. She again raised her head, looking at me and nickered softly. I stayed, rubbing her neck, talking to her telling her it was okay, it was time to go.

Our other horse stood near by, sometimes prancing and nickering to her friend. She would come close and smell and gently touch her pasture mate. She knew what was happening because it had happened once before.

After a time, I went to the house and told my husband and I called the vet asking them to please come and help with my sweet mares passing. Then I went back and sat talking to her, rubbing her, and hopefully helping her be calm. She knew her time with us was over.

We waited for an hour or so until the vet arrived. It was such a sad time, just her and me.

My husband was there briefly and looked at her from a distance, and started to walk away. I called to him and asked if he was going to come say goodbye. He has a difficult time processing his emotions. He hesitated and then climbed through the fence.

It torn my heart as she heard him and she lifted her head nickering to him and trying desperately to get up.

When the vet arrived, it was just us three females. the horse, myself, and the vet. I am glad I had the capacity and the compassion to be there with my sweet horse as she eased into death.

Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured space where creeks sing on and tall trees grow. Some paradise where horses go. For the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again.”

Stanley Harrison

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Quote Of The Day

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, it has no survival value, rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”

~ C.S. Lewis
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Quote Of The Day

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

~ Earl Nightingale
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Quote Of The Day

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

– Frederick Keonig
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