Hi all. Just feeling like writing tonight. Sharing some thoughts that I know most of you can relate to.
I can count on my fingers the amount of times the kids and I have left our over the past two weeks. The weather in Indiana is yucky, rainy and usual for this time of year. The thought I had on that…well with the weather yucky, it’s a blessing in disguise because it keeps more people in their homes.
Stock piled with doubles and triples of the essentials. Big frequent meals all in the name of we have it, we bought it, we need to eat it type of thinking. Except the next thought is, what if they close the grocery stores? No food. Don’t eat it!! Hour later, stomach growling one of them long, slow, bored sounding gurgles….Eat! They won’t close the stores…they’re essential.
My thought pattern goes something like this throughout a day…
Wow my family and I have done pretty good. No major arguments. I love these people and I couldn’t imagine being stuck in this situation with anyone else…to
Did I really just hear him make that sound again? Ugh these kids…I need out of here….NOW! ! !….to
What if one of us gets sick? Did we take too many chances going for what we thought were essentials?….to
When daily life gets back to normal I’m gonna do this…to
I kind of like this break from all the have to’s…..to
God, protect us. Keep us.
If I overwhelmed you, I apologize because that’s not my intent. Neither is it to bare my feelings so I can have you all diagnose me with anxiety. I just believe that the majority of us, have these thoughts. Have these feelings.
A friend of mine called to check on me today. Called to hear my voice. It was nice. Really nice. I got to thinking recently about not hearing from this person or that person. I even caught myself saying that times like this will show you who your true friends are. And some of that may be true…I did have the thought or maybe God was telling me; those who you think have abandoned you that don’t really care may still care; they may just be going through alot and having alot of these same thoughts. These thoughts may be paralyzing them with fear to just get through each day.
If you’re having these fleeting thoughts but you’re not paralyzed with the fear…then check on your people. Not just the people inside your inner social ring but go to the outer ring of your social circle and check in.