I want to challenge you to do a couple of things this week. One thing is to go for a walk or run an errand at a time that you wouldn't normally go out. We often get stuck in our regular routines, particularly now that non-essential trips and events are discouraged. Recently I have done a few things out of sync with my normal routine and I'm always surprised by how different it feels and what I notice.
I had to take E to an appointment last week and picked him up from school after recess so I saw his teacher and classmates as they were going into the school, and saw other classes using the outdoor space for learning. I'm usually at the school well before and after the bells ring since the kids go to the YMCA before and after school program.
Another challenge to you is to send a note of thanks to someone who has been making efforts during this time - I emailed our minister and choir director to thank them for putting together a live stream church service each week. And I messaged my fitness instructors to say thanks for the virtual workouts. It's difficult for them to speak to the camera but we're out there, and we do appreciate their time and attention to keeping us feel connected during this time. Who has connected with you virtually?