We are living a most difficult time. There's fear, despair, panic, depression and more. Under normal conditions, these emotions may be calmed by a variety of activities, involving friends, family, parties and sports, to name a few. Unfortunately, these rewarding and soothing activities are now forbidden. We are being instructed to abandon all social activities, and confine ourselves to our homes. Ouch! But wait! It occurs to me that it's a tremendously valuable opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. If you live in the same house with family , , , its a wonderful time to rediscover each other. A beautiful opportunity to read that book you've been meaning to for ages. There's plenty of time to to reach out to friends and family through social media and telephone, play with your pets, putter in your garden, take walks, exercise, watch TV, try out that new recipe. And one of my personal favorites . . . go to bed a little later and get up when I want. We may forget to thank God for the good life we enjoy most of the time, but most will automatically turn to Him when face to face with danger Join me in asking our Lord for guidence and comfort. Let's be aware of the blessing and the many life lessons that come with this difficult experience. And, very important, let's take live this experience one day at a time.