Peace during the Coronavirus epidemic

I've seen and felt all sorts of emotions since the pandemic has begun; from confusion, fear, anger, panic to love, laughter, and peace.

I’ve seen and felt all sorts of emotions since the pandemic has begun; from confusion, fear, anger, panic to love, laughter, and peace. Just like all disasters in our life there is always confusion, “Is this really happening? Is what they are saying is true?” And then the fear begins to creep into our hearts and minds; “What should we...Just like all disasters in our life there is always confusion, "Is this really happening? Is what they are saying is true?" And then the fear begins to creep into our hearts and minds; "What should we do?"

The anger builds and swells in our minds from listening to the news media blowing things out of proportions and realizing they are using fear to promote their political agendas instead of giving the public the facts.

And then of course the panic like I saw this weekend at the stores. A young woman with a baby in her grocery cart was arguing with the store clerk because she could only buy 2 packages of toilet paper from the nearly empty shelves. I don't understand the panic over toilet tissue.

He told her that more tissue would be delivered later this week, but she said, "What if the trucks are shut down and the stores can't supply what we need?" The clerk tried to reassure her as I was thinking she should be more concerned about baby food.

After watching her for awhile another woman walked up beside me and said what is wrong with everyone? We both approached the young woman and spoke to her. She broke down in tears and said, "I just don't know what to do."

This woman beside me, who was a stranger, and I talked with her for awhile and assured her everything would be alright and helped her to think about the things she needed to stock up on. Then we all started laughing over the obsession with the toilet paper. We shared jokes we had heard from others and suddenly there was peace.

Sweet peace, feeling someone else's pain, caring for each other; talking about the solutions and laughing about it all with people that we didn't even know, yet.

That's what we need to see when we look at others. They are feeling the same things we are and we can help each other.

Most schools are closing for the next two weeks and our children will be home and that may be difficult for families who need childcare so they can work. We may know a family we could help during this time

There are some practical things we can do to work through this time as a family, a community and a country.

First, don't spend time watching cable news. Your local news will give you updates and instructions for your area without over-analyzing, politicizing and causing further panic.

Spend time with your family. Talk about what is happening and how you can help each other and others that may need help in your family and community.

Get some fresh air. I know the Cherry Blossom Festivals have been canceled but we can still enjoy the beauty of spring.

Fresh air helps your immune system to fight off disease more effectively due to healthier white blood cells. It also supplies your immune system with the oxygen it needs to kill and destroy bacteria, viruses and germs.

I’ve seen and felt all sorts of emotions since the pandemic has begun; from confusion, fear, anger, panic to love, laughter, and peace. Just like all disasters in our life there is always confusion, “Is this really happening? Is what they are saying is true?” And then the fear begins to creep into our hearts and minds; “What should we...

Getting outside isn't just a good idea, it's good for your physical and mental health.

After a long day of being out in the public I walked across the street from our house and there was an older man that I knew walking his five small dogs. We didn't talk about the epidemic, we talked about how he rescued each little dog from their painful plots in life and how he and his wife, who have no children, love their little dogs.

When I came home I opened facebook and read beautiful words of encouragement and wisdom over and over from friends and families who have chosen to be still, be wise and listen to their hearts.

Lot of things are being closed right now, but remember, we don't have to close our hearts to others.


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Deana Landers
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Story Comments

  1. Adebimpe Israel -

    This is very uplifting. Thanks so much. Stay blessed. Love from Nigeria 💖😘

    • Deana Landers -

      We need to be uplifted as well as wise now. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, Nigeria:) Deana

  2. Karen -

    There is wisdom in age and you are spot on! Thanks for your encouraging words for us to take to 💓

    • Deana Landers -

      Thank you Karen for your comment. It means a lot to me. Deana

  3. Harriett Hitchcock -

    Hi Deana. Your stories are always encouraging and uplifting.Thank you for always thinking of others. I hope to see you soon. Harriett

    • Deana Landers -

      Thank you, Harriett, Lot of things going on right now, but we need to hold each other up in prayer. I'm lifting you and your husband up in prayer today my friend. Love, Deana

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