Finding serenity

Posted on August 11, 2021


So we were breathing a sigh of relief, thinking that COVID may soon be behind us. But then the Delta variant reared its ugly head and that is all that is in the news.

What to do? How to process this? I don’t want to live my life in fear, but I do want to stay healthy. Even though I have been fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, I’m still worried. Provincetown, on the Cape, was a hot spot for COVID, even amongst fully vaccinated folks. The one positive thing that came out of that, if you can call it that, is that the spread of the Delta COVID variant is better understood. Even fully vaccinated people can spread the virus and yes, they can still get sick.

Here are some of the things I have been doing to find serenity:

pine forest

Taking walks in nature.

I especially love walking amongst pine trees. There is just something so soothing about the air in a pine forest. I am very fortunate to live near such trees and enjoy daily walks there.

chipmunk

Feeding the chipmunks.

The chipmunks are our version of a pandemic pet. I just love watching their antics. It is instant stress relief.

friends and family

Savoring moments with friends and family.

Luckily, I was able to get in a reunion lunch with my cousins before things got bad. We all sat and talked for about 3 hours. It had been almost two years since we’ve all seen each other.

What are you doing to find serenity in these trying times?

Family reunion image is courtesy of Gandalf’s Gallery, under Creative Commons licensing 2.0.