Mar 20, 2020 / by Ann-Marie Giglio / No Comments

 

It’s Like Being Hit By a Hurricane…

 

Before I moved to Georgia, I lived through 10 hurricane seasons in Florida and experienced storms every season, Categories 1-5.  Luckily, only one Cat 5 for me.  But the scenario was always the same.

I could see it coming, I knew approximately when it would arrive, I had an idea about its size, but I was always unsure about the actual hit until only hours before landfall. Its edges were always unclear and constantly changing.  Would it only graze us or would it strafe us until everything broke apart?  Would the storm stall and then pick up and dump unimaginable amounts of water?  And inevitably, how long would we be without power in its wake?

The worst part was deciding several days before landfall whether to stay or to go.  Even if I left, which direction was safe? The answer always depended on everything.  Everything, and everyone connected to everything and everyone else.

It’s the same with this virus.

By this time next week, exponentially more people will have it.  Even if they haven’t been diagnosed yet.

So we can’t go anywhere. We have to pull in the threads and knit home and family into our personal safe harbors.  And wait.

But while we wait it out, we can do a few things to boost our immune systems:

Go outside.  Eat lots of fruit and veggies. Exercise. Take care of others.  Sleep.  Laugh.

As we have been for the past 12 years, we’re here to help.

Connect with us on  our FB page (CoreMatters) or follow us on Twitter (@OurCoreMatters) and we’ll sort out the crap and only post useful info. Definitely some humor.  And things related to our health and our community.

For example, right now, North Fulton Community Charities is taking cash or gift card donations.  Most service providers who live paycheck to paycheck will lose income. These folks are the first to suffer financially.  Let’s share with them until small local businesses get back on their feet?  Here’s the link to their Donation Page.

Like a storm, we can’t accurately assess the damage or plan better for the next one until it has passed.

Until then, breathe deeply, eat as well as you can, sleep, spend time with your loved ones, keep your distance, and help those in need.

That’s really the best medicine we have.