COVID-19 doesn’t change the beauty around us

You may have noticed a change to the site when you logged on.

You may not have noticed. It could depend on the amount and strength of your coffee this morning.

Yes, I changed the theme of the blog. Theme — as in the background colors and fonts, not the content.

Akin to life, this blog is not static. It changes. Just like opinions, beliefs, hairstyles, and (hopefully) your underwear.

We had a deep discussion last night — COVID-19 has changed our plans (refer to yesterday’s post). All of us are bummed and disappointed in some respect or another. Sam, however, has had so many changes recently and was hoping beyond hope that he would find a beach that had not been closed . . . when it did not happen, he had a meltdown. So much right now is beyond his control.

What can we control? Our attitudes, actions, reactions, and thoughts. We can be creative to try and find fun things to do. At the age of 12, this is a tough lesson to learn.

  • The restaurant that was supposed to be open until 9 pm with 50% seating capacity ended up closing early before we could get there. Again, a huge disappointment. The alternative? Buying fresh seafood today and some crab boil and making our own seafood feast.
  • For weeks . . .WEEKS . . .I have been trying to find the movie “Freedom Writers” to watch with Savannah who aspires to be a teacher. Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Redbox did not have it available. We got to the rental house last night and there it was on Netflix!
  • We looked up “autocorrect texting flubs” and were rolling with laughter until we cried. Serious stomach ache, side-splitting guffaws as we tried to read them out loud without losing our composure. I am happy to say we were all epic failures as we passed the tissues and gasped for air.

On the subject of change I leave you with this quote:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” ~ Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

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