MIAGD: Meeting parts of ourselves

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Quarantining, for many, is miserable.

For others, it’s imprisoning, oft from those who find it illicit.

This pandemic has led many to anxiety and depression; it appeared, somewhat suddenly, and without toleration, forced us to promptly exchange our routine, our way of life.

I was raised with the stories of my great-great grandparents and their siblings, my great-grandparents and their siblings, and my grandparents and their siblings.

I absorbed their tales of our personal US history in our family’s genealogical academy and learned about the uncles who served in the Spanish-American War, seeing Teddy Roosevelt, WWI, the 1918 (to 1920) Pandemic, The Great Depression, and WWII.

I was blessed.

I’ve said, before, that I do not recall any of them whining or complaining about the devastation of WWI, the 1918 Pandemic, the Great Depression, WWII, or any other tragedies that bore tragic results. There was always a “this is how we handled it” or “oh, the fun we had when…”

The components of my DNA, for which I am most appreciative, are my positive attitude and sense of humor.

While nothing about The Pandemic is amusing, for me, there’s no reason I should forgo a positive applied vision and finding the amusement in different things.

It’s quite easy to permit ourselves to lapse into self-pity, depression, etc. as I have battled depression for forty years.

It’s imprisonment.

However, I’ve not allowed it to grab ahold too firmly, or defeat me.

I’ve learned attitude, vision, control, positive focusing, resilience, humor, and tons of hope are a great mixture.

I hope folks will join me in attacking our attitude fatigue, casting our minds toward a stronger vision.

I’m blessed to be encouraged by family, wonderful friends, students and their families, and four awesome dogs.

We need our down times as long as we don’t make it into our new address.

Be strong.

Make it a great day!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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