Take one step at a time...
It's been close to four months since we first heard about the COVID-19 virus that was revenging the world. It has been a frightening and challenging time for all of us. Keeping a positive attitude during these troubled times can be one of the hardest things we can do right now. As Americans we are given a choice to either follow a set of guidelines (including wearing a face mask, washing your hands often and social distancing) or doing our own thing. This is our right as Americans. I'm a proponent of wearing a face mask and sticking to the Guidelines put forth by the CDC. I believe they're life savers. But, unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. Some people are resistant to adhering to the Guidelines.
On Saturday, July 4th, Americans all across this great nation of ours celebrate Independence Day. This is what our forefathers fought for and our soldiers still fight for throughout the world. Independence in this day and age calls for us to be smart and steadfast in our lives. It means to stay the course and do what works scientifically.
However, being independent does not mean that we should squander these rights neither. As I write this blog today, our nation is seeing an uptick in Corona Virus cases with a sad possible second wave. Top doctors all over the world have said publicly that face masks are very effective in stopping the spread of the virus. On Dagger's Social Media channels I've repeatedly posted the great need to wear a face mask, keep your hands clean and social distancing. These guidelines will keep us independent in the long run.
Yes, face masks are not the most illustrious fashion statement and they do make it a bit harder to breathe. However, if they are going to save your life and the lives of other people, why not wear one when you are in public places? It's just a simple ask. It's the responsible thing to do. Here in New York, it is mandatory to wear a face mask in stores and businesses. Most people I know are adhering to the guidelines. We are making strides to keep the virus at bay. Let's keep it that way. The virus is still lurking around. It's our duty to see that we are all safe and protected from this terrible insidious disease. In the long run, it's the only defense...right now...we have to fight to keep our independence by staying well and keeping out of danger of contracting the virus. Please, set a good example to others. Wear a face mask.
By taking one step at a time, we will get through this. Try to stay positive. Use this time to learn something new. You may just find out that you have a hidden talent that you never knew you had. Creating a work of art or a craft that you've just learned how to do can add some positive energy to your lives. Reading a wonderful novel can take you on an adventure through a world of someone else's imagination. I just finished reading a terrific book, "Where the Crawdads Sing" written by Delia Owens. If you've read a good book recently, let me know about it.
I also recently taught myself how to crochet. It's not the best, but I'm trying. I crocheted my grandson a blanket and I am now creating one for my granddaughter. It was awesome to get a short video of him enjoying his new blanket. That made my day 😍
There are so many things that we can be grateful
and thankful for...
the sunrise, the beauty in nature, hearing the birds chirping, witnessing the magnificence of a sunset.
Try to stay positive...
Try to see the beauty in your surroundings.
Be Grateful. Be Thankful.
Stay well. Stay safe.
Happy July 4th~ Happy Independence Day!!
Happy tales to you,
A Place where I can Bark, Blog and Woof a Little
written by Yvonne Dagger