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  1. Good comment “keep your attention on what is happening within your own four walls”. Perhaps too often we are so outward-looking, we neglect what is right under our noses. I’m a great nester and I work from home, so I’m happy to dig in and wait for the cures of warmer weather and high humidity to run this particular bug out of town. Keep safe and well.

    1. For those of us on the medical frontlines it is impossible to stick our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening. We are short-staffed, under equipped and overwhelmed. If you really want to help, call your reps and demand that we get protective equipment, ventilators and tests!!! This never should have happened. It is a nightmare.

      1. April, please know how very much we are behind you and will do whatever you ask of us to help you make certain that you and other key workers like you (and my own partner Ste) are as safe as can be. My point in this post was to stress that those of us who have the privilege of staying at home can reduce your burden by creating the right boundaries for our families so we are not contributing to the kind of ignorance and disregard I have seen everywhere recently.
        We know how privileged we are and we are so grateful to those of you risking your own health for us.x

  2. Good comment “keep your attention on what is happening within your own four walls”. Perhaps too often we are so outward-looking, we neglect what is right under our noses. I’m a great nester and I work from home, so I’m happy to dig in and wait for the cures of warmer weather and high humidity to run this particular bug out of town. Keep safe and well.

  3. Please remind people that health care workers are stretched. Although they may appear at times to be super human they are unfortunately not. Be careful of the demands you place on them. They need your patience and support. If there are simple things you can do yourself to save their time please do them. We all must take more responsibility for our own care. If you demand excessively others may suffer. We all need to put a shoulder to the wheel and make allowances.

    1. Thank you for this timely reminder Grainne: my point in this post was to encourage us all to take responsibility for not contributing to the burden felt by key workers and to make sure that as much as possible we are doing what we can as families to look after ourselves.
      I am watching my own partner risk his own health (and I suppose ours) by going into the fray and I know how very important it is that for those like him we remain vigilant about risk and respect all the rules our governments impose for all our safety and survival.x

      1. And home is such a comforting refuge when working through harrowing experiences. The hospital is busy, and decisions are changing constantly with fear overlying everything–so important now to be able to come home to a meal, cleanliness, comfort and rest. More important now than ever. Not sticking our heads in sand-it is instinctively reaching into our cores, and creating order within the walls we have some control over.

  4. Your enlightened words show us that we should focus on what we can control…our home environment and our daily interactions with others. I’m finding myself smiling at strangers that cross my path with a returning smile from them. For one brief moment tension is released. We so needed your words today. Please keep them coming as we soldier on.

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