When you live through difficult times, some days are easier than others. I’m trying to not think much of things I can’t predict or control, but the thoughts do creep in.
It hit me last night that I’ve been looking forward to things getting back to normal. But when the virus threat has died down enough and we are all allowed to go out again, we might find a lot of businesses didn’t survive. We might even find ourselves in a deep recession, even a depression.
I can’t trade in mights right now, I have to trade in knowns. What I know is that we still have all of our income, that except for a few lingering needed repairs our home is sound, we have plenty of food, and we have each others’ company so we aren’t lonely.
Yesterday late morning our daughter came downstairs not feeling well. My wife was deep into work at her desk upstairs. I have been on Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting at work, back to back to back — but I’ve started blocking 11:30-1 on my calendar so I am sure to get a break. So I drove over to Chick-Fil-A and brought home lunch for everyone. Chicken nuggets, waffle fries, and lemonade. They were a balm for all of us.