Some days there is just that overwhelming feeling that despite our best efforts and putting one step forward we seem to be losing ground. I have felt that way this past week.
Am I alone?
The Covid-19 numbers are on their way to a third spike and it is making me both sad and mad.
Sad that as the due date of our grandson approaches I realize that the possibility of seeing him soon after his birth is getting slimmer and slimmer.
Sad that once again my mom’s care center is on lockdown from outside visitation as an employee tested positive. I applaud their protocol but it makes me realize that that window to see her this year is also getting narrow.
Mad that people are being careless and taking risks that affect others.
Mad that we just can’ not get a handle on this virus.
One step forward. A million steps back. It seems to be the way things are going.
I am not normally a glass half empty type of person and I really am still not but I must admit I am getting a tad bit discouraged by it all. I doubt that I am alone. I am trying to rally my inner positivity, pray for calmness and peace and move forward. Even if it is just an inch it is progress.
I would love to hear about anything that you have done that has helped you with maintaining your positivity during this frustrating time. Leave me a comment and remember that each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – In the Pink.
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It is so very frustrating and I don’t understand why there are people who refuse to wear masks. We’ve been keeping the girls at home for virtual school and it’s hard for them not to be with their friends but I think we made the right choice hearing about all the new Covid cases cropping up. I do hope you’ll be able to see your new grandchild soon after birth and will send lots of good vibes your way to make that happen.
My heart truly goes out to you. My sister’s first grandchild was born on March 14, lockdown had just started. How I’m dealing with this- well, we are on vacation!! Being careful. The best part is everyone here is happy!
It is a tough time and I feel for you. This won’t last forever and soon we can see our loved ones. Hang in there my dear. Our moms are being well looked after and we can connect via social media with our kids/grandkids. Sending virtual hugs. xo
It has been so very discouraging and I can’t help but think if those of us who are positive thinking and optimists at heart are getting downhearted, what must it be like for those who struggle with negativity and depression. When I find myself being sick and tired of being sick and tired of all of this, I pray and then I remind myself to look outside of my own world of self and look for ways to encourage and uplift others. You, Beth Ann, are a good example of doing just that! I also think about what extremely difficult times our families endured in the past. 100 years ago, one of my grandfathers died because of the Spanish flu pandemic and left my grandmother and six children behind with no financial support. We’ve been so privileged, we don’t know what it’s like to experience extreme hardships. If our parents and grandparents could get through what they did, we have to just dig deep and with God’s help, find that same resolve they had. We WILL get through this.
I too feel like you. In the beginning I stayed pretty ;positive most days but not as much now. I am not giving up no way but I do have my times. Talking to my Lord and trying to keep busy helps. We just have to keep the Faith and uplift each other. This too will pass.
It can be so hard to feel positive – especially when we miss our family and friends and others are acting careless about other peoples’ health. I try to remind myself what I am grateful for some days and help others where we can. This week I’m going to try to send cards to people “just because.”
We’re doing the best we can to protect our own household’s health and be hopeful this will pass soon. We’re glad your mom and son’s families have been doing well so far!
Oh, Beth Ann, it’s getting harder and harder to remain positive, especially as COVID numbers spike all over the country, including here in Minnesota and our neighboring states. My mom is in the same situation as yours with now two staffers testing positive and the center on lockdown. Parkview has not been open to in-house visits since the March shut-down. I remind myself that, as difficult as this is for me, it’s even harder for staff and residents. My father-in-law’s care center unit just got out of quarantine yesterday.
I’m so sorry you can’t see your mom and may not be able to see your soon-to-be-born grandson.
Like you, I find myself mad and frustrated. While grocery shopping this weekend, I saw four unmasked shoppers, including a young father and his elementary-aged son. Really? People need to stop being so selfish and start caring about others.
I wish I had an answer to trying to stay positive. I remind myself that I have the power to stay away from people making bad choices and that I can’t control the choice others make.