Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. ~A. A. Milne
Patience is at the forefront of my mind this Thanksgiving week. The holiday season can be a difficult time for those of us who have suffered loss during the year. As families come together, tensions can run high. Small things that normally wouldn’t bother us can grow larger and more jagged. Patience gives us the opportunity to overlook our differences and remember the many reasons we love each other.
This year, we are also thinking about how to keep each other safe. The CDC is warning of a tripledemic whammy this season – Covid, flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV). So far, our family has been hit with two of the three. We are all recovering – something to be truly grateful for. While the guidelines on masking and distancing seems to vary from day to day, we’ll take precautions where it doesn’t cause too much hardship. In our case, Craig and I are still testing positive for Covid, so it seems wise to postpone our family get-together until after Thanksgiving.
Patience isn’t something that comes naturally to me, but I’m using this time of increased solitude to catch up on reading and writing.
Wishing you all a safe, healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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