Dear COVID-19 4-10-20

Dear COVID-19

I’m writing this letter because I think it’s time we go our separate ways. I know this comes as a surprise, after all you’ve been stalking the country for the past four months. It’s my guess you think we like you. We don’t!!! Don’t take this personal. It’s not you, it’s me. We just don’t have anything in common. You’re a total drag!

We don’t share the same goals. You cause chaos and mayhem, heartache and illness often times followed by grief for others and let’s just face it……You bring nothing to the table other than a lot of boredom and overeating. I don’t mean to hurt your feelings but you’re totally a “Debbie Downer”

I have a life to live. A life filled with peace, love joy and happiness. A life surrounded by the people I love enjoying life to the fullest and believe me, enjoying each other’s company is better when in person opposed to FaceTime or ZOOM!! Personally, I have so many things to do. Travel, nails, hair and I’ll just be honest….I want to do lunch…..at a restaurant!!! It’s just no fun pigging out in my bedroom. There are only so many Hallmark movies a person can watch. As you can see, life doesn’t have room for infectious viruses like you! I know I’m being blunt but you need to go away and stay away!

Thanks for the memories. It’s been real. However, it’s time you move on and move out so I, along with so many other people, can begin rebuilding our life. In other words…let’s just “Kiss And Say Goodbye”. Of course a pretend kiss might be best since you’re pretty darn contagious. Oh….On a final not, COVID…..can you take some of those “Negative Nancy” know it all but know nothing politicians with you? They’re just as draining and toxic as you are. I’m totally spent!!! Anyway…..Thanks a bunch. ❤️❤️

Sincerely,

Velma D

Expecting Something Wonderful 4-7-20

Several years ago I found myself faced with challenging times. I’ve shared my story many times and I’ve also shared how I went to mass one Sunday. My life was overwhelming. That Sunday Father Michael shared about a challenging day he had experienced that week. Everything was going wrong. Who knew? Even priests struggle. In any event Father Michael told the story of how he found himself overwhelmed, discouraged and feeling defeated when he opened a book and at the top of the page were the words “Something Wonderful Is About To happen”. Immediately he felt a sense of peace knowing that despite having a bad day, he was reminded that at any given moment “Something Wonderful
Was About To Happen”. He encouraged us to remind ourselves that even when the going gets tough, we have to be prepared for something wonderful to happen. God, the Universe or our Higher Power is always ready and willing to provide us with something wonderful. We just have to be open to receiving the good things even during stressful times.

I was so moved by his story, that when I got home that night I entered that reminder on my calendar to remind me of “something wonderful” throughout the day. It never fails, just when I’m ready to explode or even panic, I hear that reminder on my phone. Usually I’ll find myself looking up and seeing an awesome sunset, a beautiful flower or even witness an act of kindness. At times, I’ll get a call from my kids or grandkids and all that stinkin’ thinkin’, stress or fear fades away and is always replaced with something wonderful.

I’m sharing because times are hard for so many people right now. Fear, anxiety, boredom, financial difficulties and even illness are everywhere. However, if you take a moment to remind yourself “Something Wonderful Is About To Happen” you’ll be surprised to find something really will. Your prayer might not be answered for that specific thing but you will always witness something wonderful as long as you’re open to receiving it.

I am a lover of the outdoors so every day for me. even when the challenges are overwhelming, I get to experience something wonderful and I’m often inclined to capture that “something wonderful” in a photo on my phone. I share that blessing with others in the hope that just when you think you can’t take it anymore, you too will experience a wonderful sense of peace, if only for a brief moment.

So remember, next time you’re feeling overwhelmed take a time out and say “Something Wonderful Is About To Happen!” Trust me, something always will. Just be open to receiving it.