menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Not Business As Usual

This is not business as usual and the grief is real. The world is temporarily closed, my people. 

But, here’s the deal: in the game of life, we all receive a unique set of unexpected limitations and variables in the field of play. The question is how will we play the hand we’ve been dealt? Particularly with this Corona state of things, I would dare say that we need to play the game sensibly and resourcefully.

We are standing on the cusp of a historical event in human history.

Uncertainty causes high-anxiety and tempers are flaring. The unfathomable is happening: lack of food, respirators, rising unemployment, business shutdown, fights over toilet paper…

Sometimes in life, things are just out of our control and

That. Is. Just. The. Way. It. Is.

We’ve got to roll with this, so aside from being decent, let’s consciously make an effort to prepare to live with what lies ahead for all of us. It will get better. Hoarding, (in German Hamstern), stealing hand sanitizer, price gouging, and only seeing me and not we really shouldn’t be part of the equation. And since we’re all in this mess together, let’s just try to lift each other up. It helps.

For example, I went grocery shopping early this morning. I wasn’t the only one thinking that the early bird gets the worm–or in this case, the toilet paper. The store was packed, some shelves were empty. After paying at the check out counter, I smiled and said to the harried cashier, “Thank you and stay healthy.” She did a double-take and replied, “Oh my goodness! Thank you so, so much for thinking about us.” I was surprised by her response. I mean, isn’t everybody saying “Stay healthy” to everybody these days? 

Just sharing those two words made each of us feel better. We and not me.  It doesn’t cost a thing and brings a smile from the soul when you least expect it. 

As Daddy would say, “We’ve got to get our minds right.”

If we think better we can live better…

Hang on, lift each other up and 

Stay Healthy everybody!