THE BARE NECESSITIES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

“Look for the bare necessities

The simple bare necessities

Forget about your worries and your strife.”

-“The Bare Necessities” song sung by Baloo in “The Jungle Book”

For some reason, I thought about this song yesterday. It has been years since I’ve seen the movie, “The Jungle Book”, yet that song has stuck with me through the years. It’s application is universal and very timely. When I think about the song’s meaning for my own life I am constantly reminded about what’s really important to me. Time with family. Friends. God. Laughter. Health. Food for the mind. Food for the soul. Food for the body. Exercise. Free will. Freedom. Perhaps everything beyond that is a luxury, even certain brands of toilet paper, napkins, or paper towels in this pandemic. Certain brands of hand soap, too. All luxuries. The pandemic has taken us back a bit to examine what is really meaningful in our lives to help us get back to basics. For every drop of rain that falls, as it has been said, a flower really does grow……..

Life is good. Find and think about what your own bare necessities are if you haven’t already.

Carpe diem, friends………….

COPING WITH CORONA…WHAT IS ESSENTIAL?

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “The Little Prince”

Love, friendship, hope, compassion, peace, adventure, confidence, bravery, contentment, curiosity, freedom, kindness, patience, and perseverance all come to my mind.

Can you think of any others?

Life is good; carpe diem, friends…………….