With all the bad news of sickness and deaths now in 44 states, it is good to know that Spring is just around the corner. We have had some of our tulips bloom, but need more rain and sun before our patio breaks into bloom.
Here at Oakwood we had a lovely funeral yesterday; we do funerals very well here. Now we are banning visitors, the school is closed for a month, and we are taking care to not get sick - the slightest cough may cause the person to need to stay in her room.
We pray for all those who are ill all over the world and for the workers who are required to stay home, for the children who are missing school and the companionship of their peers, and for the parents who work and need to arrange care for their children.
Here is a thought that came today that I find worth reflecting on:
"In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair." Howard Thurman - Word for the day from Gratefulness
My keyboard is restored so that I can type again! I am most grateful to whoever came to restore the keys by removing that cleaning fluid. I was so frustrated, but now I am rejoicing !!