I am currently back in Chicagoland to be near to family during this uncertain time.
I'm guessing that many of you are also in the quarantine mode of life, doing your part to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. After weeks of this social distancing,
I realize how much I appreciate technology as a means to connect with family and loved ones. FaceTime, Messaging, What's App and Email are very helpful at times like this. I am grateful for the access to it, the extra time to enjoy it, and knowing that those I love are safe.
Watching my grandkids jumping in puddles and riding on their scooters gives me a reason to smile and feel joy and hope.
I am grateful for the great parenting that I observe, as my grandchildren in this country and the UK continue to thrive. Schools have children and parents busy doing creative assignments using online learning and phone photos as a means to turn in assignments. Whether taking a ride and having a picnic in the open trunk of their truck or making maracas from paper plates, cups, dried corn and tape or coloring and practicing writing letters, or counting and recording how many two footed hops can be done in a minute - it's pretty special that teachers and parents are coming up with so many good ideas. Teaching our children to cope well in difficult times is a very important lesson. Watching my adult kids and their spouses partner with the schools to keep the children learning, busy and happy is wonderful to see.
I’m grateful for so much and hope to keep gratitude flowing as a balance for the news that is a constant reminder of the impact of Coronavirus each day.
Your coping skills and approach to daily activities are the messages your children will pick up. Who your children are tomorrow begins with what you do today.
May you remain safe, healthy and grateful during this time.
Loving Life and Living Love,