It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the Medows family. I talked previously about how crazy February was for us. Right now, I’m almost wishing we could return to February.
As all of you know, COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Businesses and schools are closing. The stores are out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. People are fighting each other in Wal-Mart over…baby wipes!! It’s a crazy time to be living right now.
For our family, we cant help but see the fortune we have in these crazy times.
- I’m very thankful that I have a job that can provide for my family in these bleak economic times. Even though my job has provided a lot of extra stress during this pandemic, I’m so happy that it continues to provide for my family when so many other jobs are put on hold.
- Our kids are very fortunate to live on a farm during this extended break from school. In addition to the school work sent home from school, Keri is teaching them some basic life skills. Today they are learning basic cooking skills. Carter made Keri eggs for breakfast 🙂
- Besides the kids being home and me being crazy at work, our lives have not changed all that much. I run in the morning, feed, go to work, come home, feed, go to bed. I’m always thankful for our rural lifestyle, but I’m even more grateful now. Social distancing has never been an issue for us.
For society in general, I hope this time of “social distancing” can change our point of view about what is necessary in life. Maybe in this extended period of having to live without some of modern life’s amenities helps us realize a lot of the stuff we were partaking in was not even necessary. That modern luxuries are just that, luxuries… not neccesities. Hopefully we can stop trying to keep up with the Jones’ when life returns to normal. Additionally, hopefully we can become more grateful for the things that this life has to offer. We will never take toilet paper, milk, or meat at the store for granted.
Lastly, I hope this brings some common ground to humanity. There has been so much polarization in society in the past couple of years. I remember talking with a number of friends that it is going to take a black swan event to bring us all together. Well this is definitely a black swan and I hope it helps us to realize that we are all equally human. This virus is affecting everyone the same. We are all in this fight together. If there is any good that can come out of this global pandemic, it is that when it is over it may restore a bit of decency to humanity. I think we should all strive for that going forward.
I’m going to be doing something a little different on the podcast. I’m releasing my first bonus episode this coming Friday, March 20. I am going to be speaking with a couple of the ladies with Agri-Safe about COVID-19 and its effects on the ag community. It will air on Friday ahead of my typical Monday episode release. I feel like this is a very important topic and Linda and Natalie at Agri-Safe are very in the know about how this is affecting the ag community now and going forward. So if you have not subscribed to the podcast, please do so now so you won’t miss this episode.
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Until the next time!