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Connecting with family and friends is challenging this year. Luckily, the technological advancements of Zoom, Skype, and other such platforms are helping us peek through the cracks and stay in communication with others. Distance is of little consequence now. I talk with my neighbour next door the same way I talk with my partner’s daughter in another country.

Of course, with COVID restrictions in place, we won’t be going anywhere for the next while, especially if flying is required. Flying at the best of time is a huge undertaking where I am concerned because of all the medical devices I need to cart along with me. I found our flight last February to be difficult, even with a lot of support.

Fortunately, I’ve become rather fond of my virtual travels.

In fact, I am trying to figure out how to invent virtual air miles. It boggles my mind that I can talk with folks in Scotland, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and California, all in one day!

The demand to be able to work online is growing exponentially. I am very happy I took the time to re-invent myself a few years back. If you have any desire to learn tech-skills then I’d say go for it. Even if only to stay in the loop with other people. One is never too old to learn new skills. If you need a bit help go HERE.

Someone recently mentioned to me that over the past few months they have done a lot of book reading. Myself, I am taking 2 online courses and I do have an audiobook service I enjoy. There really is no need to be bored through this pandemic, take some time to explore new things.

I am confused by those who complain about wearing a face mask while shopping or in other public settings. It’s an easy compromise when you think about it. Just consider the 30-40 thousand dead skin cells we flake off every day. That equates to approximately 9 pounds a year. The point being, that just because we cannot see the germs we share, we do share them nonetheless.

Let’s be mindful of one another and prepare to bubble up again as we venture into the flu season.
It may be a long winter.

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