With every day that we continue living under “stay at home” requirements, it gets harder. I saw a Facebook meme from a friend that reminded me, “Introverts, put your book down and check on your extroverted friends! They are not OK.” It made me smile, because I am an introvert, so it’s not been that hard to stay at home and putter around with my various projects.
If you are a person who is finding this very challenging, know that you are not alone!
The morning I was at this beach, there were three turtles laying eggs. This one pictured was the last one remaining. Someone who arrived at that point might have concluded that she was there alone. But those of us who had been watching could see the other turtles lingering in the waves off shore until she returned to the water. Then they swam away together.
Just like that turtle, you have friends and neighbors who are interested in your wellbeing out there somewhere to support you, even if you can’t see them right now. If you are struggling, reach out to a friend through a phone call, text, email, or good old-fashioned letter.
Those of us who are able need to check on our friends and neighbors. Are they doing all right? Do they need anything? How can we help each other?
I’ve been using my photos to make cards and sending them to friends in assisted living or who live alone. It’s a small gesture, but I hope they enjoy the thoughts and images I share.
Someone is going to receive a picture of this turtle and her story.
She wasn’t alone, and neither are you.
We’re all in this together.
© Shirley K. Weyrauch, 2020
Shirley K. Weyrauch
I love reading, writing, and photography! Spending time with my family and friends around the kitchen table is about the best occasion I know. I'm just beginning to stretch my creative wings, so here's to gentle breezes and clear skies.