Count Your Blessings, And Become A Blessing

Posted March 16, 2020 by Prairie Wife -

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Now is the time to count your blessings, and to become a blessing to others.

I get it, really I do.

There is a level of uncertainty and anxiety that most of us have never experienced.

Even those of us that were adults during 9/11 didn’t feel like this…or at least I didn’t.

But you guys, we have to just pause for a moment and breathe.

It’s time to count your blessings, and to become a blessing to others.

Feel all the feels, cry and commiserate with friends, but please, take time to look outside your situation.

Here on the Prairie our blessing are too many to count.

It may take a heck of a lot of grit and grace (and a fair amount of prayer), but I know we are #strongenough.

We have a goodly amount of money in savings, I have freezers full of meat, 10 acres for our kids to run around, and I spent 11 years staying home with my kids…and I homeschool every summer.

I can work from home (not sure how quiet the Cowkids will be as we do the radio show #adventure) and even though I have a child that is at risk (Cowboy W has asthma) and loved ones canceling trips out to visit us, I feel confident WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS.

I can’t imagine how single parents, living on the 65th floor of an apartment building where the closest fresh air is 25 blocks away through dangerous streets are feeling right now.

What about parents of children with special needs who thrive on routine?

How about those that work in anything associated with the travel industry, small businesses, restaurant owners and staff, and those in the oil and gas industry…the list could go on and on…

Our heroes, the health care workers who must push on and through so that they can continue to serve others.

Readers, if you have the opportunity to be a blessing to others now, please do so.

This isn’t a time to wait for others to ask for help, but to reach out and offer it.

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As you take your children on a walk around the neighborhood (remember outside isn’t closed) leave a note for your elderly neighbor letting them know you can help.

Know a single parent that is still going to work but has no childcare…how can you help?

This is a time to be proactive and protective of the weakest and most vulnerable in our society.

We do this not by abandoning them, but by finding safe ways to help.

And hey, laugh a little bit too.

There are some funny a$$ memes out there and some heartwarming videos that show the best of people.

Find the light, find the joy.

Count your blessings, and become a blessing to others.

xoxo Prairie Wife

Some articles here that may help…

Books for kids

Books for you

Podcasts for you

Meal Planning

Homeschool ideas

Ideas for preschoolers

Using faith to combat your fear

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