Persistence

Persistence

Have you noticed this?  People are not as willing to take “no” for an answer anymore.  Over the last year, we’ve learned how to be more creative with everything.  Can’t go into work?  Bring work home.  Can’t attend a meeting in person? ...
Flexibility

Flexibility

Prior to quarantining and nearly everyone working from home, if you wanted to serve on a board or support a civic group, you went out at night to meetings. Meetings were the thing that stopped folks from volunteering.  “I don’t have time” was a common refrain—as...
It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

I just got off the phone with mother… and boy, what a difference a month makes in her outlook on life!  In the past month, she’s finished her vaccinations.  She’s returned to some of her monthly meetings and groups.  They are planning together for...
Savoring

Savoring

Before COVID, I think I didn’t so much “act” as I “reacted”.  There was so much going on, and I ran from event to event.  I was always thinking ahead to the next thing on the calendar, making sure that I had things lined up and ready.  Sometimes, it...
Vaccination Friends

Vaccination Friends

It seems impossible, from a pure numbers point of view, but somehow today is vaccination day for myself—and three friends.  Even stranger, for our little state, we four are assigned to three different locations, and we’ll get at least two different types of...
Easter Zoom

Easter Zoom

Back at Thanksgiving, you might remember that I set up a family Zoom call.  It went so well, I was inspired to pull it together for Easter.  During our hour and a half conversation last night, we heard news—and saw video feed—from relatives in Vermont,...