- Good afternoon Fowler Family!
- Today is Resident Fun Day!
- We remain in Code Red High Risk Zone in Dallas
- Yesterday we reported 197 new cases and 10 deaths during the past two days
- To date, we have had 9385 cases and 221 deaths in Dallas County
- Judge Clay Jenkins still has stay home/stay safe order expiring June 12th
- We held our 2nd Community-wide Sing Along!
- Thank you for all who participated
- I’m sorry I wasn’t able to join you
- I know a good time was had by the pictures and videos I saw
- Thank you Chaplain Venissa for your coordination and execution
- It’s time to announce our coloring contest winners!
- 3rd place – Suzanne Starling – JLC
- 2nd place – Maple Harris, FCA
- 1st place – Beatrice Pietzsch, PNCC
- Congratulations to our winner and thank you to all who submitted an entry
- Laura will be reaching out to you to coordinate your winning gift
- Info I want to share from our covid19info email
- Discussion of Richard’s remarks
- Reading this past Sunday, I marveled at how messages find their way to us and wanted to share with you some personal reflections
- Maybe this will give you something to reflect on as well and maybe it will offer some solace in our current times
- Don Piper was a minster who was involved in a near fatal car accident in 1989
- He was returning from a pastoral conference, considering all he learned and how he would integrate things into his church
- In his mid-thirties, young, strong a married father of three did not know this trip and that last walk would be the last time he was normal…
- He was pronounced dead at the scene and onsite EMT and other emergency personal predicted he died instantly
- 4 inches of his femur was missing, along with 2 inches of his left forearm
- He didn’t die, he lived, but he awoke to an Ilzarov fixator of his arm and leg and his life was never the normal he remembered
- Taken from Don Piper’s book 90 Minutes in Heaven: Chapter 14, The New Normal “Some things happen to us from which we never recover, and they disrupt the normalcy of our lives. That’s how life is. Human nature has a tendency to try to reconstruct old ways and pick up where we left off. If we’re wise, we won’t continue to go back to the way things were (we can’t anyway). We must instead forget the old standard and accept a “new normal.” I wasted a lot of time thinking about how I used to be healthy and had no physical limitations. In my mind, I’d reconstruct how life ought to be, but in reality, I knew my life would never be the same. I had to adjust and accept my physical limits as part of my new normal.” Don Piper
- “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.” Brene Brown
- Make it a great day on purpose
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