This past year has certainly been one for the record books. However, March is here at last and we can count on Spring returning once again, no matter what that groundhog had to say last month. Along with that, hopefully by the time you’re reading this you will at least have had your first COVID vaccination shot, if not your second.
Now that the COVID vaccine is finally being administered in our communities, there’s a little glimmer of hope that there IS an end in sight to this dark time in our history. Just think, in a few months or so we’ll be able to see the smiles on the faces of others! We won’t be worried about where we left our mask, and our hands won’t be dried up and cracked from all the hand washing and multiple applications of alcohol-infused hand sanitizer!
This has been a particularly difficult time for many grandparents, whether they’re at home or living in a senior community, who have not been able to hug their grandchildren. Even though Facetime or Zoom try to be the next best things to being there, who are we trying to kid? It just isn’t the same!
While many may choose to continue practicing risk-reduction strategies for now and wearing masks to protect themselves and others from the virus, with the coming of Spring here are some things we can look forward to RIGHT NOW:
Getting your COVID shots!
Sunshine for days in a row
Waking up to birds singing outside your window
Putting away the snow shovels
No more salt on sidewalks, shoes, or cars
No more scraping your car windows
Taking a walk without shivering or risking bodily harm by slipping on the ice
Walking out the door wearing a sweater instead of looking like Nanook of the North in big down parkas
Replacing that dried out Christmas wreath on the front door with happy spring flowers
Opening windows to inhale the fresh smell of spring
Crocuses, tulips and daffodils
Flowering crabapple trees
Attending church in person
Going to the movies to see the new James Bond picture in April
Attending a concert or a play
Dining in a restaurant
Getting together with friends and family
Attending a birthday party
Going to a college football game this fall
Planning a trip and expecting it to actually happen
Hugging friends and loved ones
No matter what you choose to do or how you choose to seek joy, let’s celebrate the fact that the past year is just that—in the past!
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February 05, 2021
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