It’s Sunday and I need to think of a blog to write about. I like to think someone reads these and I know they do because I get a comment now and then. So, with that said, I need a good topic. My husband said, “write about the Coronavirus like everyone else.” Sigh. We’re all sick of it. Some of us are sick – hopefully not you.
My publisher said this week authors have a responsibility to write about this time in history, because after all it is an historical event. She said at least keep a journal. I thought about it. I have unused journals around the house. I might even be able to find them, if I looked. I wondered what kind of legacy I could leave for my great-grandchildren to read about what I did during the Coronavirus Pandemic. I stayed in. I went only to the grocery store and an occasional drive around town, not getting out of the car. I cooked. I cleaned. I wrote – working on my latest novel. But what did I do for humanity in this time of crisis? Governor Stitt of Oklahoma announced a volunteer initiative Ready. Help. Go. https://www.fox23.com/news/local/governor-stitt-announces-ready-help-go-volunteer-readiness-program/MVLJSBBYDBBG5BF24VAGFAYYDU/ It takes place after the virus is over to help rebuild and whatever is needed. My husband and I talked about it. Being retired I don’t now if we could qualify for anything, but it is something to look into. I’d like to think I tried to help my fellowman in time of need. After all, I believe that’s why we were all put on this earth.
It’s also Palm Sunday, the beginning of the holiest week in the Christian faith. And Easter this year will be different. Sunday services will be online, and the Easter Bunny may wear a surgical mask when he delivers. But we’ll still get through it, we have to.
Veg out in front of the television, talk to your family and try to enjoy them, even if quarters are close. Think of the alternative if they weren’t there. Read a book. My Glome’s Valley books are still $.99 on Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Peggy-Chambers/e/B0069EINPK?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1586097766&sr=8-2 or the Australia Burns series, which proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross for wildfire relief, are available to read.
What have you done that could make a difference during this time? Keep looking to the future.
Like you, I’m mostly staying home right now. I did drop off some books last week for a high-risk friend. She doesn’t have the internet, so she can’t download e-books from the library. I’m hoping to do more and pick up my volunteer activities again when things open back up.
Great to hear, Staci! We’ll all do our part and have stories to tell the grandchildren.