I didn’t realize growing up with depression era parents prepared me for a pandemic.
In our house, we have enough supplies. While I believe we work hard and try to do the right thing, my husband and I are both from humble backgrounds. My parent’s practices offered great training for today’s world and I’m grateful.
Here are some of the gifts:
- We never lacked for anything, or at least we weren’t aware if it was missing. Our focus was on what we had.
- We always had food in the freezer, back up supplies and reserves… “just in case” (We have plenty of toilet paper and always have for this reason).
- There’s always another way to make leftovers a “new” meal; you just need to be creative, add eggs or cheese. Silly, but it works.
- When we’re together, we’re going to be just fine. Relationships are first. Take care of each other.
- If you have some, share. Help others and don’t worry about tomorrow, it will take care of itself if you take care of others today.
- Enjoy the simple things. Games, laughter, pets, reading, hobbies, music, and people.
- Wash your “tin” foil and reuse it. The same goes for plastic bags and twist ties. These things can be used more than once.
- Keep a neat, clean, orderly house and body. Take care of what you have, or you’ll lose it.
- Don’t waste time, energy, money, food, or anything else. There are many in need; share what you can spare.
- Find joy in the moment. Nothing is permanent. Nothing. The good times or the bad will pass, finding joy in the journey is what makes it worthwhile.