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Watching riots, fires, attacks on law enforcement and listening to the idiotic decisions of mayors and governors is enough to drive any sane person over the edge. I try to limit my viewing of these incidents or reading about people taking steps to damage their cities and states.
And then I remind myself that I have so very much to be grateful for, regarding and in spite of coronavirus:
I live in a peaceful community where blacks and whites co-exist and wave at each other on our walks.
We have a governor who has shown wisdom in his decisions regarding COVID-19 and hasn’t caved into the crazies.
We have a sheriff who warns marauders that he advises his citizens to own guns.
No buildings have been burnt down.
No graffiti has been painted.
No one in our community is wearing Black Lives Matter tee shirts
We’re only seeing local political signs in town and none for Biden. (We can’t post political signs in our yards.)
No one has yelled at me when I walk in the mornings without a mask.
The tropical storm Isaias missed us.
We’re both healthy.
I can still talk to hospice patients by telephone.
I’ve attended some good zoom training programs on Alzheimer’s.
We’ve gone to a couple of restaurants, gone to my work-out facility three times per week, had my nails done and my hair cut!
I’ve got two–count ’em, two!–Torah study partners.
I’m sure I could list many more things but I’d rather hear your expressions of gratitude.
(My thanks to @arahant for telling me about this perfect mask!)