My morning class is on break this week for Spring Break. It is a week I look forward to each year. For me it means sleeping in a bit later, easing into my day, spending time with Jesus in the morning, but not on a clock to be ready for work, and relaxing.
As a spoonie, someone who deals with fatigue due to chronic illness, I enjoy a week of relaxing in my baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants until I get ready to go teach my evening class.
Yesterday I accomplished very little, but I do hope to get closer to finishing my book this week. 🙂
I have been thinking about the whole Corona virus thing. I have asthma, so any kind of respiratory illness is something I wish to avoid. I am being careful to wash my hands and use hand sanitizer at the college.
It has been a bit concerning to me the hysteria involved as people rush out to stock up on things. A friend told me the local Costco was our of bulk toilet paper. This brings me to my point, admittedly a long winding way to get to my point- sorry, but my point is that worry does not help any situation.
I can’t control whether a virus will come to my city or not. I can’t control how other people are going crazy or the media driven hysteria.
I can only control one thing- my attitude and reaction. So my desire is to follow what Jesus said about worry in Matthew 6:
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
I will take prudent precautions which are ones I always take such as keeping hand sanitizer in my car. As a teacher who teaches in an elementary school building, a community center and a college, I always use hand sanitizer as soon as I get to my car.
But I am not worried. It won’t prevent anything or add to my life.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.