So this is Life

by Ike
(Milbank, South Dakota)

We are all in the same boat. We're in this together. Be kind. Be nice. Be a good neighbor. We'll get through this together.

Are we all getting just a little tired of it all?

Well I am.... however it's important to realize that as much as we need each other in an earthy social kind of way, the fact remains that we are all somewhat self-centered.

Now this isn't all bad, it all goes back to taking care of yourself first... then you'll be ready to help someone else. We need to be individually strong before we can be part of a strong team.

That doesn't mean My way or the Highway mentality, We can be strong and compassionate .. we can be strong and caring. We can be strong and still be empathetic and understanding of the problems of others.

So, there you go, moving forward. We need to stand up as straight as we can... physically and mentally so that we can be an example to our friends and neighbors. An example of someone who is not radical but rather an example of someone who can be understood, of someone who can be trusted and yes as an example of someone who cares. Someone who cares not just for themselves and others but someone who cares about doing what's right and good.

Stay strong, be good to yourself and others, but most of all find at least one thing each day to be thankful for and happy about.

If you can do this... you can make it through the tough times and appreciate the good times.

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Big Boat
by: Joe W.

There is a 'big boat' out there that still needs to get a lot more attention. This boat is comprised of all the residents and support staff in those long-term care institutions.

As we already know this group comprises of approx. 75-80% of all the deaths accounted for during the COVID-19 pandemic but before any of the known variants.

In Canada we had the Army help inside some of the long-term care facilities during the first wave. They reported initially how grave the situation is. Knowing this we still didn't do the right job and as a result the same institutions are responsible for many more deaths in the second and third wave of the pandemic.

Question - How much value does society place on seniors inside or even outside these facilities? Not very much. As a result, it doesn't take a genius to find out why ageism still exists and how hard it's going to be to get rid of it.

Joe W.

Thank you for this reminder
by: Jeanne Savelle/Atlanta

It's far too easy to get caught up on what's wrong and that we're tired of it all. So it's important to take a moment out and remind ourselves that we will get through it and we can get through it with love and compassion for everyone.

Not all in the same boat
by: Anonymous

I beg to disagree. We are not all in the same boat. We are in the same storm but in different boats. Some of us share our boats with others. I believe it is 'law of the sea' to help when you can. Same storm... different boats.

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