Be the Calm in the Storm

Unless you happen to live in a very remote part of our planet with no access to technology of any sort, you are most likely feeling a little stressed as a result of our current state of affairs!

We are maneuvering through very challenging times. It’s unnerving to say the least.

But here is the message I felt compelled to share with you today:

Be the calm in the storm.

I am not suggesting you bury your head in the sand or not stay informed.  It is important we keep up to date through reliable sources, but rather than be that person overloading on the incessant talk of Covid-19, allowing the feeling of panic to seep in to every pore of our being, I encourage you to take a deep breath and practice a bit of normal each day; to remain calm.

Panic creates panic.  Lord knows we are all feeling it but all the more reason for us to collectively work together to reset the balance we know as everyday life.

Find creative ways to connect with loved ones & friends, especially those who may be facing such challenging times on their own.  Reassure those who are feeling anxious that we will get through this….together….because we will.

Last evening, prompted by one of my very dear girlfriends, we rallied a group of us via conference call, shared a glass of wine (or two) & just chatted for about an hour.  It was so good to hear their voices rather than via text or email.  To just catch up.

One of the gals shared that she had spent the last few days sorting through that giant bin of LEGO most of us have in our houses from when our kids were small.  She found it to be a very satisfying activity, reorganizing all of the pieces, colour coding them and dividing them into bins so that one (her grandchildren) could actually find what they were looking for.

Then she sent us this picture this morning which literally made me laugh out loud!  The caption read, “Brought in reinforcements to help hold down the fort”.

“Brought in reinforcements to help hold down the fort”

I know who I shall be building with next time I play with LEGO. Brilliant right?😲.

Be the calm in the storm my friends.  We will get through this.💕

What are you doing to pass the time?  Do tell!



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40 Responses to Be the Calm in the Storm

  1. Wonderful post, Lynn. Thank you.

  2. Sheree says:

    That’s a great idea Lynn

  3. Dwight Hyde says:

    Love this! I’m reaching out to family and friends via the phone and txt messages. Also doing some internal cleaning with meditation, journeying, and today I’m going to explore EFT tapping. Take care, Lynn💗

  4. Heyjude says:

    It sure is a crazy time right now. Let’s hope we can all get through it safely. I don’t have any Lego to tidy up, but I do have stuff that I need to declutter and I may even find myself doing some housework! Stay safe Lynn 😘

    • Lynn says:

      Jude, so lovely to hear from you. I have a whole bin of LEGO in my basement just begging to be sorted😂. Perhaps an activity this week!

      Seems many of us are using this time to tackle jobs that have been awaiting our attention for years. Seize the day! Be well 😘

  5. We don’t have Legos around the house but we’ve been spending time organizing and putting aside things to donte (when we can do that again, anyway). Take care and stay healthy!

    • Lynn says:

      Janis, I think many of us have been organizing. Our closets & such will never look so clean when all of this is over😂. Thank you so much for visiting! Be well💕

  6. Jane says:

    Lots of gardening….calm, relaxing and helps me to have a better sleep at night. Luckily, I don’t do a fall clean-up, so I still have lots to do.

    • Lynn says:

      Jane, spending time in the quiet of our gardens, is so good for our soul. Just imagine how amazing yours will look this summer! Hoping we can share a glass or two on that gorgeous patio of yours🍷☀️💕

  7. dfolstad58 says:

    Loved the fort picture and your message. I don’t think I have lego but we still have a lot of the old toys stored away. Love the cheer in your post and image of online wine tasting – were any toasts?

    • Lynn says:

      I cracked right up when I received that picture this morning David! Mostly catching up but I am certain there must have been a toast to good health in there somewhere. Thanks for the visit my friend. Hope you are well💕

  8. Reblogged this on Musings and Wonderings and commented:
    Love the positive thoughts.

  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    Glad to hear you are well, Lynn. These are strange times and they call for calm and creative thinking.

    I’ve spent too much energy in the past week worried about family and friends caught outside the country and trying to navigate their way back home. This morning I just received word from the last of them that they will be finally arriving back in Canada later today. It’s been a roller coaster ride and I literally cried with relief this morning when I read the message.

    Be well, my friend. The entire world is focused on one thing right now – staying healthy!!

    • Lynn says:

      Joanne, getting friends and loved ones home has been very challenging. It sounds like slowly, people are sourcing flights, although I can only imagine how stressful that process has all been. We have friends who have a property in Costa Rica, and advised us last night that they too, were finally able to get on a flight on Wednesday. Such a relief!

      Always here to chat in whatever capacity works, if you need an ear. Take good care my friend😘

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Back at you, my friend 💕

        We are lucky ones. We don’t live alone, and we have a strong support system if we need it. I worry about those who don’t.

  10. Al says:

    Being sort of anti-social to start with, I’m not having too much problem with the distancing. Phone calls, texts, and posts are plenty to keep me happy. It’s another story for my poor wife who is touchy-feely and all about friends and family.

    Thank goodness we have the technology to face time and webcam like you suggested. I need all the help I can get to keep my wife from realizing that after 52 years, she’s living with the dullest man alive.

    Good to hear from you Lynn. Stay safe!

    • Lynn says:

      Yes, for us social birds, it is definitely more challenging, that’s for sure. Thank goodness for the technology we have in order to feel that we have some means of connecting with those we love.

      Dull or not, I have no doubt your wife is grateful for your company. To be alone would be a much worse scenario for her!

      Take good care my friend💕

  11. I couldn’t agree more – I’ve been spreading the same message to family members who are spiraling out of control with anxiety. I get it that this is an anxiety-inducing time. Focus on the good things in your life. And to try to control only those things over which you have control.

    • Lynn says:

      Great advice Maggie. It’s difficult to not feel a sense of anxiety through all of this but it is equally as important to make an attempt at a sense of calm.

      Keep on fighting the good fight! Stay well💕

  12. Ann Coleman says:

    I love that photo too! And like you’re I’m finding that not only do I have to limit my exposure to the media, but I’m having to limit my exposure to those who are in complete panic mode and are intent on making sure everyone else is panicked too. These are certainly scary times, with a virus spreading so quickly and all over the world, but when all is said and done, it’s a virus. And the vast majority of the population will not even get it, much less die from it. The restrictions we have to put in place to limit it’s spread are also unsettling, and no one knows what the long-term effects will be from those, but societies have lived through restrictions before. We just have to find creative ways to cope and do our part not to spread this virus. Thanks for being a reminder that we can do this, and stay connected to our loved ones….and that humor always helps!

    • Lynn says:

      Oh Ann, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I always love to hear your thoughts.

      Here in Canada, our biggest challenge seems to be encouraging the physical distancing and self isolating for those returning from abroad. If we could just all do our part to “flatten the curve”, we may be in a better position to move forward.

      In the meantime, I shall continue to attempt to find humour in any form I can! It’s good for the soul, isn’t it? I may also pull out my LEGO bin this week…just sayin’😂

      Thanks for the visit Ann! Hang in there 😘

  13. Ally Bean says:

    I’m getting out our Legos stat. I’ll never reach that level of sophistication, but it’ll be fun to try to make something with them. And that’s how I’m weathering the storm, goofing off calmly at home. What else is there to do? Stay safe, be well.

    • Lynn says:

      Hahahaha! Can’t wait to hear about what you have created. Goofing off at home appears to be the norm these days so you are in good company my friend. Be well & have fun😘

  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    People naturally feel anxious when plunged into situations where they have so little control but this post is an excellent reminder of the importance to work on staying calm.
    Stay safe 🙂

  15. Wonderful post to read today…refreshing, from what we have been reading lately! Remaining calm is the best thing no matter what storm we have to weather. I loved the idea of setting the lego blocks in order. People are getting all kinds of stuff done in their homes. I just wish more people would pick up on that and actually stay home if they can!!!

    • Lynn says:

      Thank you for your encouraging words Linda. It appears our homes will never be so organized with all of this time on our hands!

      Appreciate your visit. Hope you are well❤️

      • We are well at my house and getting a lot done… getting the garden ready to plant veggies. I really enjoy being outside on the nice-weather days. Despite what is happening with this virus, spring is here nonetheless!

  16. George says:

    Great advice, Lynn! It’s funny you mentioned Legos. My wife started started doing Legos a couple of years ago while she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and found it great therapy and relaxing. She soon moved up from the few hundred piece sets to a few thousand. Even though she’s fine, the addiction to Legos has continued..:) She just finished a set and wanted to order more but, not surprisingly, everything is backordered. I guess there are quite a few Lego fans who figured they were going to be locked in for several weeks and decided to do the same thing. Take care and stay well!

    • Lynn says:

      So interesting George. I suppose it is sort of like sitting down & working on a jigsaw puzzle. Hope your lovely wife is able to source some to feed that creativity 😘. Take good care & thanks for the visit 💕

  17. Glen MacDonald says:

    Well said Lynn. For years I’ve kept a pin-on button for just such a situation. It’s from the ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ video game (released in 1984) that says, simply, “Don’t Panic”. Have been tempted recently to put it on my coat if I should need to go out for groceries (or Scotch)! 😉

    • Lynn says:

      Chuckling over here at the thought of you donning that button on your coat in our current situation! Hope you are all snuggled in to your beautiful home & enjoying a lovely glass of scotch. If I were there, it would be wine …. sigh …. soon my friend, soon🍷😘💕. Thank you so much for popping in today & taking the time to comment.

  18. restlessjo says:

    There are an amazing number of activities online that we can do. Like yourself, my husband had a call from several bridge mates last night. I enjoyed listening to them natter on, and raised a glass with them. 🙂 🙂 Myself I like doing t’ai chi up on the roof and there’s an enormous box of postcards that I’m going to do something with… eventually 🙂 Thanks for the Lego laugh and stay safe, Lynn. My son will be doing lots of Star Wars Legoing and finding fun things for the youngster to do.

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