Things To Do in Quarantine …
And How to Respond to What’s Happening
My family has been seriously restricting our movements and who we come in contact with for about two weeks now, simply because all of us have reasons we could be more susceptible the this virus. Personally, I have had severe pneumonia several times and now have damaged lungs, so this is scary. However, what frightens me most is the thought that it is possible we may lose people we love … maybe more than one, and yet there are still those acting as if this is not a real threat.
Here in the United States, there are people attempting to keep up their normal everyday social lives despite the signs all around them … schools closed, then bars and restaurants had restrictions, and now many businesses are completely closed. It angers me that some people are so caught up in their own hubris and arrogance that they willingly choose blind ignorance, and that ignorance puts others at risk for no reason. People I love are at risk because people who should love them most choose to be idiots, but my anger isn’t going to change anything.
My sister works for a non-profit retail store, and her company has closed all their stores with no aid for employees. They have sick and vacation time to use, but there is no help in sight after that. (This company told all their employees they cannot apply for unemployment because the company itself is a non-profit. Is this a new law?) My sister is really worried about how she is going to feed her family as she already had very low income. I’m glad she is away from the public, but now she’s trying to find extra work to care for her family.
I want to do what I can to help as many people as possible, but our financial support has basically evaporated overnight. We will be putting groceries on a credit card. No one is advertising, so Google ads are not paying much of anything. No one is buying readings, so we are not getting much from affiliates either. This is a frightening time, but it doesn’t mean that we need to let things spiral out of control.
Many people are scared right now. This is a time unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetime, and it is definitely something I wish was not happening. However, pretending it’s not happening is not going to make anything better.
We have to remember who we are and what we came here for … as lightworkers … as people of the Human Race. We are love. We are light in the darkness. We are not fearful people taking all the baby wipes so that a momma cannot take care of her baby. Hoarding supplies means other people can’t get them, and they can’t prevent the virus because you have all the supplies! This only spreads the disease … and then it becomes even more of a threat to EVERYONE – INCLUDING YOU!
We must remember who we are!
The days, weeks and months ahead will determine who we become. Will we become an enlightened version of ourselves? Or, will we create more fear and panic?
I say we Rise! I say we Remember Who We Are! Be Love! Be Compassion!
Do what you can to help another, see what is really happening (don’t look away and pretend it’s not real), and protect each other. We survive this transformation by being the best versions of ourselves.
Things To Do in Quarantine …
Step one is to not panic and to hold onto our Humanity. Angel Messenger will be doing our best to keep our Free Online Angel Card Readings and our Free Online Tarot Card Readings available, and we’re going to try to be helpful in whatever other ways we can. (Donations are GREATLY APPRECIATED as we really need them to keep this site and our family going.) We’ve also come across some other things you and your family might enjoy …
1. Start that gratitude journal (or regular journal) you’ve been putting off. (Journaling has helped me a lot!)
2. Meditate, color or finally take the time to read some self-help stuff. (Our online store offers these things for free, low-cost or donation.)
3. Find more great coloring pages here.
4. Here’s a Google Doc my cousin shared with me on Quarantine Ideas for Being Home with Kids.
5. These 12 Famous Museums offer Virtual Tours from your couch.
6. Here are 30 Virtual Field Trips with links in a Google doc.
7. Here’s a list of 100 Things to do When You’re Bored (though not all apply to quarantine).
8. If you’re missing your yoga class, here is a great yoga resource.
9. Joshua Davis, a Beautiful artist, is offering online lessons in guitar, song writing, banjo, and ukulele. Learn more at his FB page.
10. Make your own bread, but use olive oil. (Canola oil is bad.)
11. Here are 9 more virtual field trips from Virtual Homeschooling.
12. Here’s an Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings.
13. Here’s 33 National Park Tours You Can Take Virtually From The Comfort Of Your Home.
14. While Disney World & Disneyland Are Closed, Take Your Kids On Virtual Rides.
15. Here’s a Google doc list of Disney Movie Activity Links. (Most of the movies are on Disney+.)
16. Michigan Virtual has released free digital content from over 70 high-quality online learning courses youth can access from home.
17. Sew CDC-compliant face masks for yourself and loved ones. You can also make them to keep yourself busy and help those fighting the coronavirus. (Video tutorial at link.)
18. If you can’t find hand sanitizer, you can make your own hand sanitizer. However, you need to use the recipe with alcohol.
19. Relax & De-Stress With These Daily Free Meditations.
20. Watch the Paris Opera free from home.
21. Check out these educational freebies intended for homeschoolers.
22. Just Breathe … don’t panic; just breathe … we will get through this together. <3
If you have any ideas to add to this list, please leave a comment below. Let’s work together to help everyone through this. There are still those who show compassion …
My community has been doing some really wonderful things. There is a Facebook page dedicated to helping those in need to get groceries – whether they are sick, elderly or for some reason need help. Our local grocery store also set special hours for those most at risk – the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
There are others working to spread ideas of people in town putting artwork in their windows and drawing on their sidewalks with sidewalk chalk to create artwork for people to see when they are on walks, so that there is some kind of human connection. So far, I am proud of how my little town is behaving.
Here’s a wonderful story shared on my community’s facebook page …
“I just had to share this with you all. I was at Meijer and had a pretty large order loaded up on the belt. A young women got in line behind me with a few items. The cashier had already started my items so I apologized for not being able to let her go ahead of me. I told her I was shopping for myself, my dad and the food bank. She handed me $20 and said she wanted to donate to the food bank. A perfect stranger, not even from [our town]. She lives [a couple towns over]. Her kindness in this uncertain time nearly brought me to tears. The goodness of people will get us all through this.❤”
Remember Who You Are! Be Love! Be Compassion!
“The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Have an idea or a positive story to share? Please leave a comment. 🙂
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