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    Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Wise! Content by Judy

     

    So here we sit with Coronavirus snuggled up right next to us on the coach. And yeah, I’m not liking it very much.   You? How about we ask those germs to please leave? Tell them they have overstayed their welcome? Just flat out tell them to get out!! I don’t think any of us could have ever imagined or thought up a worldwide situation like this!! But it is what it is and we need to all – Be Safe, Be Smart, and Be Wise!

    When we think of safe, we often think of being secure, protected, free from danger. In this situation being safe is… Stay home. Keep 6 feet of space between you and others.

    “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    We have started using “My Tribe” “My Circle” “My Posse” as a way to refer to those closest to us. So be sure they are safe too. Contact those loved ones, friends and neighbors. Work together to make things as good as you all can. Take care of each other and stay safe.

    Now let’s Be Smart – Use your time wisely. Create new routines because being together for way more hours than usual can create difficult situations. Find new ways to stay calm. Maybe find a yoga video. Learn to meditate. And you can probably find what you are looking for online. YouTube is amazing. Take a look – There is like nothing that is not there. Learn something new, maybe a craft skill, a new language. Watch silly movies. Make your own videos. Share them with those you are missing. Share online. Make others laugh. Make a list. And do the things at home you never seem to have time for. Enjoy the great weather and start spring cleanup. Get the garden ready. Clean closets, cabinets, paint that room, reorganize, fill out your census form. Be smart and “Don’t hoard” For everything you have too much of – someone else needs it. Just what are some of you going to do with 100 rolls of toilet paper??? Buy what you need and leave the rest for the next guy.

    And “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    Be Wise – take care of you!! If you don’t – you can’t take care of those around you. Be nice to you and nice to those around you. Develop a new schedule. Structure helps. Be thankful for those still out there taking care of us. The xray tech, the nurse, the doctor, the CNAs, police, EMTs, firefighters, TRUCK DRIVERS, everyone that is still working. AND Stay positive!! Don’t hoard!! Use your time wisely!! Plan parties and events for when this is all over!! Look at this as more of a gift than a punishment

    and “WASH YOUR HANDS”

    MOBILE FOOD PANTRY

    54 North Main St. Jewett City

    Wednesday, April 15th 4-5 p.m.

    Behind St. Mary’s School.

    The third Wednesday of the month.

    GRAB & GO

     

    ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY

    52 North Main St. Jewett City

    Pantry hours:
    2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month:
    10:00 am – 11:00 am & 3:00pm – 4:00 pm

    GRAB & GO

     

    TURN THE TELEVISION OFF!

    Find some soothing music and relax.  Think of happy times you, your family and friends have had together.  Recalling past happiness has the powerful ability to bring us happiness in the present.  Sit outside, close your eyes — listen.  There are so many spring birds singing. 

    Total relaxation.  Look at the clouds — think about their shapes.  Look at the trees without their leaves — notice the many differences in shapes.  Might sound silly, but these ideas can be  a very simple way to relax.   ENJOY

     

    DO A FEEL GOOD DEED

    ~ CALL SOMEONE TODAY TO LET THEM KNOW

    ~ YOU ARE THINKING OF THEM.

    ~ TAKE A WALK AND PICK UP SOME TRASH

       TODAY.

    ~ FILL A BOX OR BAG WITH ITEMS FROM YOUR HOME TO DONATE THEM TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.

    ~ WRITE A CARD TO SOMEONE YOU WANT TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY

    ~ HOLD THE DOOR FOR SOMEONE TODAY

    ~ SMILE AND SAY HELLO TO SOMEONE

    ~ MAKE SOME COOKIES FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND

    ~ DONATE BLOOD (Must wait eight weeks in between donations)