Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

I don’t know about you, but with even more time for people to be on Facebook, I find that FB friends are passing along helpful and thoughtful “posters” to help deal with self-isolation, to understand why it’s so critically important, as well as announcing new closures. You may have seen some or all of these, but I thought they were worth passing along. They’ve helped me.

Reminders.

 

It’s not just about protecting ourselves, it’s about protecting everyone else and curbing the spread.

 

Things to do.

 

Things to be grateful for.

 

Things for singing, especially if your a Gilbert and Sullivan fan.

Things for praying.

Things for ways to be helpful.  You may want to consider starting or being part of a caremongering Facebook group in your community.  This is a social movement that is spreading across Canada, with people setting up virtual caremongering (instead of scaremongering!) groups to organize help for vulnerable people in their communities who can’t – or shouldn’t – get out.  It started in Toronto and spread from there.  Here is a link to an early story about this movement, published on the BBC website: Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend.

And finally, for those of you who are wondering what happened to Wildlife Wednesday, I share a picture I just took out our back window of some of our crow friends enjoying some scraps we threw out for  them.  The pair of ducks who showed up for the first time (a sign that the river is starting to break up) were too quick for my camera, but they were fun to see waddling in the snow. Now you know what nearly spring is like in our beautiful neck of the woods!

Stay safe. Stay well. Stay sane.

 

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20 Responses to Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

  1. krc says:

    funny dinosaur!

    enjoyed this post!

  2. Roy McCarthy says:

    That Opportunities list is brilliant. I’ve saved it. Surely everyone can take one or two things from it. I can imagine big numbers making a start on that book they always talked about writing 🙂

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Glad you like it. Lol. I bet there will be many more books started than finished, but still, a start is a start! How are things in Jersey? Are you are hunkered in place as well? Concerns about your healthcare workers, hospitals, and supplies being overwhelmed? It turns out that retirement was good practice for self-isolation.

      • Roy McCarthy says:

        We’re as well as can be expected but our hopeless government is way behind the curve in their actions. Today we’re stunned when they (eventually) shut bars but gaily allow restaurants to keep trading. We’ll pay the price.

  3. jane tims says:

    I think of two groups that don’t get mentioned: the power people who keep our electricity on and the internet folks who keep all the electronic stuff going (the internet banking, the communications, the on-line sales sites).

  4. Christy B says:

    Hi Jane, those posts you’ve shared from Facebook are helpful! Some provide wisdom while others offer a much-needed laugh. Sending virtual hugs

  5. Dr B says:

    Healthcare workers were ALWAYS more important than celebs. 👍

    • Jane Fritz says:

      And now maybe the world remembers and recognizes that. Can you imagine how scary it’s got to be for them with every patient they see, just wondering whether they’re contagious or not? 😥

      • Dr B says:

        Slightly off topic but connected, here in the uk the celebs voices have drowned out ordinary people in Brexit opinions. Thankfully these celebs have now vanished

        • Jane Fritz says:

          Isn’t it interesting the silver linings we can find and cling to in the midst of this calamity, including the spotlight on the incompetence of certain world leaders! The emperor has no clothes, indeed.

  6. How quickly things are changing. Even one clip you show, about visiting the gym, restaurants and bars, is now outdated in Ontario. If people keep ignoring warnings, that list will expand even more. Thank you for this post.

    • Jane Fritz says:

      I know, isn’t it amazing, Francine? Just 6 days ago our son in Ottawa decided to cancel his trip to visit us this week with his kids because he decided he didn’t want to be responsible for inadvertently exposing us to something, and an hour later the ON schools were announced closed for 3 weeks instead of one. Our son was ahead of the curve in getting the seriousness of the situation. Undoubtedly school closures will be extended everywhere. The whole world has gone into lockdown in a matter of days. Sadly, probably days or weeks later than should have been the case. I hope you find lots to do to keep you occupied and socially engaged, remotely.

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