Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Let It Ride

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When the highlight of my life is going to the drive-thru in McDonald’s, then I realize things are getting desperate. When driving on the freeway on a rainy day is exciting, then I know my standards for “a cheap date, fun time” have really plummeted.

This is the year 2020, one that will never be forgotten. While 1939-1945 will never forgotten for the massive loss of life, those years were during a horrific war. The same can be said about WW1, Civil War, and all the way back in time. Some years will never be forgotten.

But, again this is 2020. This is the year when a massive pandemic has wrapped itself around the world and randomly chosen its victims, ones that are part of communities. Librarians, mechanics, babysitters, and more can be added to the numbers as part of statistics.

The thing is that technology collects every number and statistic running, every decision and when it was made. There is the evaluating secrets or re-writing history just to fit in the puzzle of politics.

Let it ride. Let it ride and let time show. Be noble. Be the best of yourself. 


40 comments:

  1. Yes, when getting pizza through the drive-thru is a treat, you know you're in trouble.
    We survived. We survived the pandemic of 1918 and we'll survive this.

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    1. Amen. God provided then, healed then, and will take care of us.

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  2. You have me smiling, because just a few days ago Sherry was just thrilled to take a ride out to pick up something, FUNNY thing, I thought you were in a crap shoot with some sailors. I remember when someone was winning, they would say let it ride, for their next bet.
    BUT yep sometimes the small thing seem big, in the scheme of things.
    Love from here,
    Sherry & jack

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  3. I was thrilled to go to the dump with my trash and discover a field of wildflowers next to it. I love everyday things even more during this pandemic. And I so agree with you about letting things ride and be as strong, noble and caring as we can be.

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    1. Just the smallest sights make me happy, too.

      Yesterday, we planted some perennials and they are wonderful. Just a small thing, but a perfect thing.

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  4. You know my life isn't that different during lockdown than it is usually, apart from the fear and so many lost lives. I leave the house once a week to take my parcels to the parcel shop for pick up. That's it. At the moment I'm just grateful to be alive.

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    1. Just now I am watching Gov. Cuomo giving an update on NYC. So far, 10,000 have died. The population of NYC is 8.5 million.

      Being proactive and taking precautions is the best each can do. Finding joy in the simplest things (McDonald's) focuses on grabbing that joy.

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  5. We go out once a week to grocery shop. It's not my favorite thing to do but I get to walk and observe the little changes in people's front garden. Flowers planted weeks ago are now showing their beauty. I am thankful for those little moments in life that now have become bigger moments.

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    1. That is the best way to live and enjoy our time here on earth.

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  6. We can't choose what will happen to us, we can choose how we act. It's all we can choose, and i am trying to smile more and spread joy.

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  7. I agree with messymimi. We can control our attitude and our behaviour. I don't like living with a selfish, whinging me and try hard not to.

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  8. At least we now have time to enjoy the small pleasures in life especially at this time of the year with all the spring flowers coming into bloom.

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    1. We have been setting out flowers. Mostly we have succulents, but this year we are giving to live large.

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  9. We are learning the sometimes the little things are so valuable. I got an absolute thrill the other day mowing the yard. The warm sun, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the feeling of actually doing something were wonderful. I am much easier to please these days and actually hope that doesn't leave.

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    1. Oh, mowing the yard! I remember actually enjoying that until I became teen. But, the scent of the grass was intoxicating.

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  10. Yes, the drive thru is a great trip out nowadays. I'm going for a walk later. It'll be the highlight of my day.

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    1. We have started lighting up our back patio with lights and Christmas lights every night. Every where in our area is dark, whereas at Christmas it was happy.

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  11. I can't say I have all the answers, but I do know this: I got so sick of the conspiracy theorists and their selfish need to get back out there, I washed them all from my life.

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    1. We have as well. Insanity has no place here.

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  12. McDonald's and eating in my car, trying not to get dirty; how exciting can it get?

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    1. I second what CW said. I have a friend and a Family member who are big on conspiracy theories. In this time they are nearly unbearable.

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    2. I have close relatives around whom merely saying "Trump" really stirs up dissent. You would not believe the violence.

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  13. No, we won't forget this one, that's for sure.

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  14. Catching up with friends--by phone. Real voices.

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    1. Super. My husband said something to that same effect. We never really talk with each other.

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  15. i read your last 3 posts and you have put this virus crisis in the perfect words. I told hubby Tuesday am as I rushed out the door in my mask to stand in the 6 am line to get food with only other old people in the store, that my life has changed. I was excited to stand in the line, 6 feet away, talking with people in masks.. I love the Frost quote on your side bar. thanks for stopping by Big Boys blog today. he is 75 pounds, you had asked how BIG he is.

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  16. Who'd have thought we'd be living through this.

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  17. Every number and statistic is a person. A loved one. A person who loved. Who had a family and friends. A person who now is no more.

    More prayers needed.

    God bless.

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    1. Each death represents exactly as you wrote. And each stat shows a family who mourns.

      More prayers, yes.

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  18. Hi, Susan. I enjoyed this post. We do live in an historic time. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'll be back to your blog, too.

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  19. It's true, this year will be something to tell the grandkids about when we're all old.

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  20. I'm the same. I now look forward to my weekly drive to the supermarket as it's a chance to get out of the house! I even look forward to doing the gardening as it totally distracts me from all the virus bulletins for a while. The virus emergency will certainly not be forgotten for a long while. And we won't forget the firms that were generous to their staff and the ones that were ruthless.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!