Dear Honey Run Friends,
I think we are all going a bit stir-crazy with this pandemic. Information is changing by the minute, and we have five different opinions on how we should best protect ourselves from the coronavirus. It can be unnerving to know just the right thing to do while not completely giving up on living. We are a mobile society in America, and we have the means and like to travel. Being stuck in our homes challenges our mental health. I hope that you are doing well during this phase of the pandemic, and I pray that you are able to find healthy outlets to help you cope with your cabin fever.
I have been trying to sit outside a little bit more. I turn the television off, just sit, and enjoy the summer breeze. I was blessed with a thunderstorm yesterday, and I found peace through the falling water over the forest. There is something soothing about hearing the sound of the water and watching the leaves of the trees flitter as each new raindrop falls to the earth. Watching the water pool in the low points of the ground became mesmerizing.
While the storm was short lived, it brought the life-giving water the plants need to continue their growing. It brought a coolness in the air that offered a temporary relief from the stifling summer heat. And then, almost as fast as it arrived, it was gone. The sun returned and the summer day continued.
I pray you are enjoying your summer and finding time to listen to the rain. I pray that this storm known as the coronavirus will leave as fast as it came and allow us to return to life as we knew it. I look forward to the day that I can shake hands and hug people without concern. I look forward to being able to smile again at people when I pass them in the store rather than making funny eyes at them above my mask. I do not know what we are to learn yet from this pandemic, but I pray the lesson is over soon and we can move on to the next chapter of life. I pray you all remain healthy, safe, and sane through this pandemic.
Your tired-of-the-pandemic Innkeeper,