Why I’m Thankful During the Pandemic

Thankful?  Am I nuts?  Probably.  But what’s the alternative?  Sitting at home wringing my hands crying “Woe is me?”  I choose not to do that.  I choose to count my blessings and be thankful for the good things. 

  • My family is well.  It may change tomorrow or even later on today, but as of now, they are well.  Hubby, kids, their spouses, grandkids, my parents, hubby’s parents, my brother and sisters and their families, nieces and nephews–all well so far.
  • We have what we need.  We are still able to get enough food and supplies to survive, praying the grocery stores and other essential businesses stay open.
  • My children and their spouses are able to work from home.  There hasn’t been a loss of income.  I know many other families are not so fortunate, and my heart goes out to them, as well as prayers for them.
  •  Most families I know are drawing closer while having to stay at home.
  •  People are finding creative ways to keep in touch.
  •  I’m getting more housecleaning done.
  •  I’m getting some home projects done that I have been putting off.
  •  I’m getting more writing done.
  •  It may seem like forever, but this too shall pass.  Please, God, let it hurry up!
That’s about all I can come up with.  I’m sure there are many more blessings that have failed to come to mind.  I’m trying not to dwell on missing my grandkids. What about you?  How are you coping?  Are you thankful for the good things?  Stay safe, y’all.

Don’t drink Corona beer!

I was in the grocery store a couple of days ago, looking for a loaf of bread and maybe some toilet paper, but I had no success.  A guy asked me if I was looking for bread. When I replied yes, he said, “Good luck.  Have you been drinking that Corona beer?”

I told him no, but I might need one after this trip to the store.  He proceeded to comment on the current state of affairs as I agreed and moved on.  I grabbed the last two packages of dinner rolls, figuring I could make sliders instead.  

There is a rumor that Corona beer sales have dropped because people believe it spreads the coronavirus.  According to surveys cited by, many won’t buy Corona beer because of the virus.  It must be those people who started the toilet paper hoarding phenomenon.

All I know is I’m glad I bought tp before we actually needed it, and that we have a couple of weeks worth of food in the freezer.  I just hope my supply outlives the bare shelves at my local grocery stores.  For once I’m glad I qualify for the early bird senior shopping times.  For my next grocery buying trip, I may need to get there when the doors open.  

Whether it’s another two weeks or another two months or another two years, we have got to support each other, people.  We must stop the hoarding and think of others who also need the things we are cramming in our shopping carts.  

Social media and the mainstream media feed our fears of catching the disease and running out of supplies, never mentioning the 22,000 people who have already died from the flu this season.  Not to downplay the seriousness of Covid-19 infection, but the flu hasn’t caused the hysteria the media has caused by its reporting of the coronavirus.  

My take on this?  Take a deep breath, pray, and trust God to work this situation out for good.  “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)  If you don’t know whether or not you are one of “the called,” send me a message either below or through my website and I will explain.

We are not to fear but to trust.  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7)  “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” (Psalms 56:3)

Use the time stuck at home to read the Bible, bond with your family, clean and repair stuff you never have time to, and be thankful, “giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)

Okay, sermon over.  I hope I have brought you a bit of encouragement.  Now where is that Corona beer?  Just kidding.