Apr 2020 “From the Heart”



The coronavirus/COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on just about everything across the world as I write this mid-March. In a matter of days it went from cancelling a few events to closing schools and shutting down restaurants.  Unprecedented actions in my lifetime!

It’s scary, I get it.  The unknown is always frightening because we humans like to be in control!  “Keep Calm and carry on!” was a phrase coined by the British government’s Ministry of Information in 1939 as part of an effort to boost morale at the outset of World War II.  Perhaps this is a mantra we could all use right now, as well.  Panicking at this time will not help.  We need to be smart and heed the warnings of the CDC, we need to practice social distancing. The elderly and medically fragile need to be protected.  But we also need to take a deep breath and realize that this will pass in time.  It’s a blip in history that generations to come will read about that we experienced.  I’m reminded that “Fear not!” is the most repeated command in the Bible. In fact, it’s been said that there are 365 “Fear nots” in the Bible— one “Fear not” for every day of the year! … God doesn’t want us to go a single day without hearing his word of comfort: “Fear not!”

I ran across this the other day and wanted to share this excerpt and tips:

Top 10 Strategies to Help You Stay Calm under Pressure:

“The key to staying calm under pressure is found in our brain. If we can train our brain to be our ally, instead of our foe when stressed, we will be able to stay calm under pressure.”

Be grateful

Think positively

Go off the grid

Get sleep

Be active

Practice meditation

Don’t play the victim

Eat healthy

Breathe fully

Keep it all in perspective

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

huffpost.com/entry/top-10-strategies-to-help_b_8257212

Our April issue is our annual Spring Home issue and our 2nd installment of Summer Camp Showcase.  Our cover story features JP & Associates Realtors Legacy Group of NC.  Tim and Jenny, along with their team, are eager to help you with your realty needs.  We currently have a reader survey that we’d love for you to respond to, just go to:  tinyurl.com/FM2020ReaderSurvey

Please keep in mind that our local economy needs you.  Small businesses need us to support them, it just may have to be in different ways for the time being.  Online shopping, take-out, etc.

I pray for the safety of our medical personnel on the frontline, for your family and our world during this crisis!

Easter Blessings!  He is Risen!

Robin


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