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A time to help

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Lots of people are stepping up big time. But the need appears to be great. Creative thinking and willing people like distillers creating hand sanitizer now. People calling neighbors or bringing the elderly whatever they need. Children calling parents to make sure they are well and limiting contacts.

One of the guys at Eakles loves military vehicles. Photo by Mike Hartley

But more can be done. It’s an adjustment. I’ve seen people in denial, some frozen in fear. Also anger or depression. Certainly, all of us have confusion over it all because of the rapid change of information. Some of that is normal in these times and some isn’t.

So how can each of us step up to help our fellow man/woman? I see the Gobinator (Governor) of Maryland has a new website called Maryland Unites. This is full of good links to help.

Also, think of your local community. I thought to myself where do I like to eat that doesn’t have a big carry out business. So we went to Shannon’s in Village Green and got a great carry out meal and left them a nice tip. The service segment of the workforce seems to always take the first hit.

I know, spending money on eating out isn’t the smartest move right now. But I’m trying to keep some semblance of normalcy. One thing that will be far from normal though is tomorrow. Well, any day is far from normal now but its the first one to hit my heart.

Tomorrow is a very special day and I can’t do the normal celebration that we do because we are supposed to limit out contact with people. And the last thing I would want to do is get someone close to me that I love and cherish ill. But it rips my heart out not being able to gather as we normally do to celebrate. I think I’ll write a note about how special this coming day is and how special they are to me.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The more time you think you have the less you get done.
  • There will be problems if a rooster wakes me up tomorrow.
  • Trying to decide if sleep or desire to create will win out this evening.
  • There is a lot less sweating of the small stuff nowadays.
  • Think I’ll make a donation to the Red Cross when I’ve finished this post.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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