A few things that happened Sunday motivated me to write this post. They are not earth shattering type events unless you are part of an at risk group for the Covid-19 virus like I am.
Saturday evening I received a message from a young married couple from Vietnam. The husband was one of the three original members of a study group I had for teens from Vietnam in high school some years ago. He is now in Pharmacy school. His wife messaged me to ask if I was okay and if they could get some groceries for me. They did so Sunday evening. They brought me some meat. veggies, fruit, and brown rice pasta.
A friend from Bosnia brought me 2 large bags of popcorn later Sunday evening. I love popcorn.
That may not seem monumental to you, but as a person who is in 3 at risk categories for severe symptoms of the virus; over 60, have asthma, and have chronic illness, it was HUGE.
So I wanted to write a different kind of post today about how you can be a blessing to people who are in the categories of high risk at this time. Those categories are- over 60 and especially over 70, underlying medical problems like asthma, diabetes etc, and immunosuppressed such as people living with chronic illness or being treated for cancer. I should also include women who are pregnant.
So here are some suggestions on how to be a blessing.
1- Be in contact!!! The social isolation of staying at home and the loss of work can leave a person feeling alone. Call them on the phone. Message them via social media. Video chat is such a blessing.
2- Go to the store for them. HUGE. If you go to the store for them, you protect them from being exposed. Just make sure to keep social distance when you drop off the food.
3- Drop off a care package whether it is homemade cookies, junk food, whatever, leaving a care package at their door is a blessing.
4- Mail them a letter or a card. In this tech world we live in we often forget how it feels to receive something in the mail other than a bill or junk mail.
5- If they live in a place with a window they can see you from, stand outside and talk on the phone.
6- Order a delivery for them from a restaurant.
7- Send them a small gift through amazon
Just a few ideas.
Thank you for reading/ God Bless and WASH YOUR HANDS 🙂