Are You a Light on the Pandemic Pathway?: A Reader Letter

Updated: May 14

You and I can all be a light to others during this pandemic time, in our own way.

Mother Teresa said it best: “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”

Amen, sister!

And while I'll never reach the saint status of Mother Teresa, (trust me on this!), and you might not either, even so, we can all do something. What is your way to be a light to others during this challenging time for everyone?

For me, when the pandemic began, I immediately knew how I could help, and I felt a responsibility to my fellow humans to help in my own way, (even with my own health challenges), which is writing more to motivate and inspire my readers with their DIY organizing, decorating, and being at home so much. (And with added responsibilities at home because of the situation, too. "I need more to do" said no one ever!)

Some people think home and home office organizing and decorating is frivolous, but I heartily disagree. When your home and home office are an orderly, clean, and attractive haven for you and your family, you're happier, calmer, more productive, and nicer to others. That's not frivolous, it's smart. I've seen and heard it over my long life and years of work and writing, time and again. Even better, when you DIY at home, you learn and exercise new skills, overcome challenges, and reach heights you never thought you could. Sure you'll hit snafus, but oh well, you learn! (I'm a trained teacher so of course I'd say that!) :)

Well anyway, to that end, I will share a recent reader letter about home, and a huge thank you to Tana F. in Tucson, AZ for sending it to me, and also for her gracious spirit of appreciation too.

"Your blog is like a beacon in this dark time. (Covid-19) It can’t be easy, but you brighten the day for me, and I’m sure, for many others. You’re upbeat, funny, and tremendously helpful. You want proof? I showed my husband your Steve building a stand for your little freezers, and voila!  Jim just ordered a little fridge/freezer for us. Brilliant! And we never would have thought of it if it hadn’t been for you. So often I’ve picked up unique helpful hints from you, always augmented by your lovely photos, and I want you to know how much I appreciate everything. Thank you. With all best wishes for good health and happiness."

Who could use a kind letter from you today? It's a gift of yourself.

We're all on the pandemic pathway now together, feeling our way along and doing our best ...

one step at a time, working and hoping for better and more beautiful days.

Journey on down the pathway, my dears, and help others on your way too, in hope and faith and light.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." --John 1:5, NLT

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