- On March 16, the White House launched 15 Days Slow to Spread – a mandate for everyone in the United States to help stop the Spread of COVID – Today is Day 14
- So how is everyone doing?
- Drinking lots of water like Nicole suggested yesterday? Please stay hydrated.
- Washing your hands, sanitizing, and social distancing
- Those are all good things for our physical wellness.
- How is your spirit doing? How is your emotional and spiritual wellness?
- Are you feeling lonely? Angry? Worried or anxious?
- Here are somethings you can do to address your fears or sadness
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, meditate or pray.
- Eat healthy food. Avoid alcohol. Get plenty of sleep. Get plenty of sleep
- Try to do some other activities you enjoy – puzzles, listen to music, look at old photographs of happy times.
- Do that project you have been putting off – I cleaned out my garage!
- Journal – write your feelings down – if you don’t have a journal, let us know and we can get you one tomorrow. Write your thoughts. Your hopes.
- Write your life story – Start with one childhood story at a time – Bring the good old days to life for your family – they will love to have your recollections. What we are experiencing today, may be similar to something you remember experiencing – many of you have shared that you have been through this before – the outbreak of polio, or the feeling of scarcity during a war or poor economic conditions.
- Connect with others. Call old friends. Call your neighbors – they miss you as much as you miss them.
- If you are really feeling blue – talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- As always, reach out to the Fowler COVID hotline if you need some support – we are here for you.
- I would like to close with a poem written by Laura Kelly Fanucci – thank you Diana P for providing to Chaplain Venessa
When this is over, may we never again take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the store
Conversations with neighbors
A crowded theatre
Friday night out
The taste of communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be
We were called to be
We hoped to be
And may we stay that way – better for each other because of the worst.
- Thank you for keeping you and your neighbors safe.
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COVID Hotline: Phone: 214-515-7184 Spanish Speaking Line: 214-515-1385