During this trying time of COVID-19 it is awe inspiring how friends and even strangers come together to help each other. I definitely fall into the elderly bracket (how did that happen?) as does my husband who is also weakened from his fight with cancer. Our neighbors are aware of this and have physically knocked on our door saying that they were going to the store and did we need anything from there including medications.
Last evening a friend stopped by with some white beans that she knew I had been looking for because of a recipe I wanted to prepare this week. We kept our distance and visited awhile. Other friends have called to see how we are and if we need anything. And because I know my tribe, I know that if I had a need, all I would need to do is make a call and they would do what they could.
When I was at the grocery store, I had to wait for someone to unload their cart so that I could have one (all carts were in use). We chatted a bit (from a distance) while she unpacked and then she used one of her wipes to clean the handle for me to use. In the store a woman had picked up the last two packages of ground beef and when she saw me looking for some, she handed over one of hers.
My landscape company Plants LLC have sent out an email to all their clients offering help to the most vulnerable in the community. They are offering to grocery shop, pick up medications, run errands, walk your dog and bring you food from local restaurants at no charge. I know that other local businesses are also offering help.
There is so much good out there. Let’s all take a moment to count our blessings and good friends are high up on the list.