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Coping with now

Sunday May 3, 2020

There's no doubt that a lot of life is suddenly altered. There's so much more that we are not sure about, more we don't know. Far greater opportunity to be anxious, unhappy and fearful for the future.

But, I'm keeping clear sight of my foundation stones. The things I know are sure and true and which will still be my foundation stones when we reach the end of this. 

Three of my foundation people died a long time ago; my grandmother Rose, my mother Joyce and my father Raymond. From each of them I have their watch. Each day since this scary situation started I wind each watch and tell each of them what I'm planning to do. My fourth foundation person is my sister Linda. We are in email contact every day now, just a quick check-in to make sure we're both ok, with proper conversations in between. I can't say that my relationship with any of these foundation people was or is perfect, but they're my cornerstones and I'm comforted and calmed by keeping them close to me every day now. 

All we can do is trust the future and do what we can to make this better for ourselves and others around us.

Best wishes to all

Patricia
A Moodscope member.

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