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Social Distancing – What Have We Learned?

One of our exercise/ nature pathways

Hello my friends. I am so blessed to have you all in my life. You have no idea how my interactions with you help me in light of our present circumstances.

Being able to interact with you out here soothes and provides a haven for the soul.

For the past several days I have awakened very early in the morning with my mind filled with what-ifs and worry … I usually shake it off, but the accuser stalks us when we are often vulnerable … during sleep.

For the past several years I had been working almost ceaselessly. As I got older I realized the need to make better money choices.

Getting deeper in real estate both in the USA as well as South America required a lot of cash.

I also began investing in livestock as a means to secure my older years.

Last month I made the decision to part ways with my 2nd full-time job so COVID-19 came along just as I was pondering the decision to allow for some “down time”.

What I have gained from social distancing so far:

  • A renewed relationship with the family.
  • More “me time”
  • Time to indulge my love of reading.
  • Time for exercise.
  • Going for walks with family.
  • Time for introspection.
  • I have a lot more energy.
  • The kids say I am way more fun.

Things Money cannot buy:

  • Health
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Life
  • Morals
  • Integrity
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Parents
  • Kindness

What I am Thankful For:

  • Jesus
  • Family
  • Good friends
  • WordPress family
  • Health
  • My Snookums, always willing to help and walk with me

My list just keeps on growing, all the things I was unaware of a lack.

What have you learned from our recent events? What are you grateful for?




38 thoughts on “Social Distancing – What Have We Learned?

  1. Thank you for your post today. I like how you shared while planning for the future is essential that is need be balanced with living today.
    You will never regret the memories you share with your family. My wife said yesterday that she misses those days, our children seemed to grow up too early.

    1. I know that feeling as well, this is my last one, so I know it will be by in the blink of an eye.
      Thank you for reading.

  2. Pene’, I agree. It has been restorative to just go through the day observing and giving thanks, well, for everything. I have been using this time to study, pray, rest, spend more down time with my hubs, and sweet chats with family and friends. I am blessed by your willingness to recognize what’s best for you and your family, and act on it. May God continue to bless and uphold you and your family in His loving watch-care. ♥

    1. Thank you always for being a wonderful source of hope and inspiration. I continue to press towards the mark…continue to be safe with your family.

  3. Hello! I am learning life goes on and we need to take the time and opportunity to look for ways to help others from where we are to where they are! God bless you, Pene!

    1. Yes we must. Thank you Ms DeborahMarie, Keep well.

  4. I like your post today! I agree. It certainly helps us not take the little things for granted. I am grateful to be able to work from home, for daylight morning runs (I usually run in the dark), for conversations with my son, zooming with friends, reading fellow bloggers, online worship…!!

    1. Yes, the little things we took for granted. Be safe.

  5. Beautiful post. I love your lists- great idea. When we do count our blessings.. the lists do seem to get longer as we go, Amen. Thanks Pene.

  6. Nothing. 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

    1. I hear you. Be safe.

  7. Wow! Awesome tips right there. Thank you for educating us on social distancing. Here is the Awesome Blogger Award.
    You have been nominated for it, I hope you get the time to write on it.

    1. Ok my friend I will have to make some time. Picking up extra shifts at work. Lots of deaths with older relatives of our employees.
      Am at work tonite.
      Stay safe.

      1. It so tiresome I know but stay protected dear.

  8. I’m thankful for the time to draw closer to God and go deeper into His Word.

    1. A beautiful thing my sister. Thank you for commenting…Be blessed.

      1. You too!

  9. I enjoyed your post! So very glad that you are enjoying more space to just be and recharge, what a gift that is!

    1. Thank you so much. Be blessed.

      1. You too, dear!

  10. That’s called coexistence

  11. I am grateful for my health and that my family is safe and healthy. I look forward to when I can safely travel and see my newest grandson for the first time.

    1. Oh my, congratulations on the new family member, may God watch over and bless him all the days of his life. And may you be able to snuggle him real soon!!

  12. What we’ve noticed so far is that the surroundings are much cleaner. However, I’ve learnt not to lose hope, and to stay strong; and I’m grateful for my health as well. Hope you stay safe🤗

    1. Yes there have been reports of the earth repairing itself, so that is wonderful news.
      Thanks for sharing your views. Stay safe.

      1. No problem

  13. Hi ma’am, do you have an insta or fb page for your blog ?

    1. Hello I recently created a facebook page, have not had time to promote it as yet. ( and instagram: peneladowner

      1. Its ok 😊

      2. Followed you on insta

        1. I will follow you as well. Thank you.

          1. Take care 🙂

        2. I don’t do too much on insta, I will have to do better 👍

          1. Its ok , just asked to stay in touch . No problem, take care:-)

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  15. I love this piece. Thank you and God bless you!

    1. Thank you. God bless you.

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