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Positive Actions Over the Weekend

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hi everyone

I hope you had a good weekend staying safe and healthy.

Here are some of my positive actions over the past several days:

1) I can tell that many people are starved for social interaction. When I take Flash for walks around the neighborhood, I've had good conversations with some neighbors.

2) I'm trying to catch up on some tasks my wife wanted me to do around the house. Always a good thing :).

3) I'm making sure to chat with my kids and do things with them like toss football with my youngest.

My fitness highlight today was a bunch of sprints around the neighborhood.

How are you doing? Any positive actions to report or ones you can plan for the next day to put on your to-do list?

SparkCheers!

Chris (SparkGuy)
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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Thank you for SP and helping us know there are other issues in our worlds just as important!
    99 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    Our back yard pool is 73 degrees so now I am back in to walk, dance and do water aerobics. It is cold enough to encourage me to keep moving
    104 days ago
  • TZH715
    I live in an apartment complex of around 60 apartments. I like to go for walks but now everybody is indoors and I can,t even say hello to anyone. I connect with fami;ly to make sure tjhey are all right.
    128 days ago
  • CGEM61
    we have a little neighborhood newsletter that was filled with all kinds of aid and help from local neighbors! really made my heart happy, people sharing the garden surplus and skills they have,onderful news to share!
    130 days ago
  • NETSUE64
    We are also making great progress on projects around the house. I am lucky enough to be able to work from home but my husband teaches guitar so that's come to a standstill. He is working on a good online method of teaching so hopefully that will work out.

    After the first couple weeks we figured out that we have to get into a routine to get everything accomplished. This is what we are doing:
    Get up consistently at 7
    Spend about 30 minutes on devotions
    Take the dog out for a walk for about 30 minutes
    Shower and get dressed in real clothes
    Work
    Lunch/tv break
    Work
    Eat dinner
    Walk the dog for another 30 minutes
    Accomplish a short project together
    Hobby/TV/Computer time
    To bed by 10:30

    I am much more comfortable having this schedule than I was just winging it!

    Everyone stay happy, healthy and productive!

    Annette
    131 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    Starting Spring cleaning, working out, and still doing my five miles walks. emoticon I'm also communications with friends and family everyday through social media, of course!!! emoticon God is good, and hopefully, everything will be good with world soon!!! emoticon
    135 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2020 9:09:47 PM
  • ON_A_DIET
    1. The roommates and I got thorough spring cleaning accomplished.
    2. I am blessed to work from home.
    3. I am learning to make meals with only a few ingredients.
    4. I give up items from my belongings every day for the 40 Days of Lent.
    5. I found a DIY hand sanitizer on YouTube in case we run out.
    6. A friend gave craft supplies to work on crafts in case I want to pull my hair out.
    7. My landlord is bringing me a Keurig today because my office Keurig broke. No mochas, no work.
    8. I pray for my loved ones every day.

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    136 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Have a good weekend
    136 days ago
  • OLDEROWL
    A good answer to the coronavirus is an online connection to a religious site. I see religion not as a refuge of the weak, but the foundation of strength by which the individual and the public is able to master the environment without becoming complacent victims. A spiritual life is the cornerstone of living in spite of all the progress and great benefits which the physical sciences have bestowed on mankind. Even through, in general, mankind has a longer more comfortable life, a life freer from physical pain, and a life filled with interesting pastimes and educational experiences; there is no evidence that individuals are happier, families are more united, political bodies are wiser, or that disease and wars are less likely. With the onset of the coronavirus, the truth is we all need an inward sense of well-being, a purpose for living, a feeling of connection to our community and faith in our leaders. A connection to a church, whether online or not, best fills that need. Bob
    136 days ago
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    136 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    We’ve been having video chats with friends we would normally be meeting up with. Our lockdown has been extended to April 15th.
    136 days ago
  • CEDWARDS684
    I am currently doing the walk from home and resistant training. I'm also taking time to relax a lot and get my water and cook nutritious foods. Lots of greens.
    137 days ago
  • NANHBH
    My husband & I are taking daily walks - great bonding time.
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    137 days ago
  • GCWILLI1
    Doing pretty good over here! That’s the plan to next week when I’m off because our office is doing skeleton crews.
    138 days ago
  • GREYGIN
    Positive actions:
    -- Staying home ....helping to reduce both the spread of the virus and my own chance of infection, especially since I belong to 2 high risk --re

    --limiting my time watching news reports to what I need to keep informed, thereby not increasing stress by repeated exposure to scary news
    --using what we have creatively....to reduce boredom, increase nutritional value, and being grateful for h----ow well we are supplied
    --Listening to more music--it fills the silence, creates beauty and is soothing
    --reaching out to friends and family via non-in-person ways--video conferencing, e-mail, telephone

    139 days ago
  • DONNALEE-53
    Getting myself together, plus getting the house a good cleaning. emoticon emoticon
    139 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    Stay safe. emoticon
    139 days ago
  • OLDEROWL
    Helped wife do some gardening.
    139 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Staying inside and organizing. Looking online for paper towels, toilet.paper, dish foam... in stock.at stores.
    139 days ago
  • EXERCISERAIDER
    Waking
    139 days ago
  • SPARKLINGME176
    Yes! Getting things done around our lovely home!
    139 days ago
  • MEEKERAL
    Have been going through home exercise videos
    139 days ago
  • EMILYSOVIS
    Yasss! 🙌🙌
    139 days ago
  • XREPHA
    Taking care of my 87 year old Mom. Cherished time.
    140 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
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    140 days ago
  • MADAMES
    Walking around the block, and walking inside the house. Watching uplifting TV shows. Cooking out of the freezer and pantry. Grateful for virtual church services, virtual Weight Watcher meetings and online exercise classes.
    140 days ago
  • JULIEA7201
    Have been checking on my mom more and weeded her backyard this weekend with my daughter. Getting my exercise in via YouTube videos and walking.
    140 days ago
  • MAREE1953
    Drove to Missouri to hike two different conservation areas, including the bluffs along the Mississippi River. Great workout! Beautiful scenery. Fresh air and nature.
    140 days ago
  • no profile photo NYLAURA1
    I reorganized under my kitchen sink
    140 days ago
  • DARLENEK04
    We quit watching the news, (depressing and worrying) over a week ago and just staying in as
    much as possible. Staying busy, computering, reading, cleaning house, working a puzzle.
    It is raining again.............but in our state we can get out if needed for groceries, doctor appts.

    140 days ago
  • 2SOON4ME
    I put a fun photo in my window to brighten up someone’s day. I walked and am up to drinking 5 glasses of water today!
    140 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    Self isolating but keeping in touch by phone with friends and family.
    140 days ago
  • MSROZZIE
    Self-isolating, getting much need house cleaning done and lots of restful sleeping. Eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and daily exercises. Enjoying the quiet and lots of sunny days! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    140 days ago
  • NAVYWIFESKI
    Yes! You are so right! Many are starved for social interaction! Therefore, I have converted to the term “physical distancing” instead of "social distancing". When we practice physical distancing, we need social connectivity and social responsibility more than ever!
    140 days ago
  • RAPUNZEL53
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    140 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    'virtual hugs'
    140 days ago
  • LADYG67
    Working from home so doing a lot more walks around the house during break and lunches.
    140 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    Getting long overdue work around the house finally done.
    140 days ago
  • BECCA315
    I'm getting some old paperwork sorted and filed, or tossed if it's no longer needed.
    141 days ago
  • KATHYJO56
    I am taking the time to enjoy each new sign of Spring.
    141 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    As soon as I get clearance from my eye doctor to being able to bend and lift, I will be starting spring cleaning of the house, ( hoping that clearance happens Tuesday). Going to be hot this week here in south Texas in the 90's most of the week, nice weather to get outdoors a bit too.
    141 days ago
  • BKNOCK
    I've started calling my Sunday school kids to make sure they are all okay. Many of them come from low income families so I worry about them a lot!
    141 days ago
  • ALIHIKES
    I took an online exercise class offered by my now closed gym. I’m reaching out to friends by phone and video call. And I tried a new healthy recipe
    141 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    still enjoying my walks but it seems like a ghost town no on e out trying to stay positive Hugs
    141 days ago
  • REBIRTHDIVA
    I have been doing alot more cooking at home. I have tried several new recipes in my Instant Pot. Yummy!
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    141 days ago
  • NENEBFIT
    Your #2... 👏👍😁Good job! Sounds like you’ve covered a lot this weekend. I love how Flash is helping too. Take special care of yourself and family.

    So far today
    1) I’ve sorted out some boxes in the basement
    2) Went to the vet to stock up with three month supply of both cats’ prescription meds
    3) Helped hubby put office chair together (Was just delivered this afternoon) because he is now working from home
    4) Organized two cupboards in the kitchen
    5) Called or texted family and several elderly friends

    On Saturday I started a group email for my large development so that people can list their needs/struggles and one of us can help them. It’s really been neat to see people respond on both sides. We all need to support each other. Sunday I was completely lazy!!
    141 days ago
  • JOANNS4
    I am lucky to be able to walk in my yard. I am cleaning around the house, too. emoticon
    141 days ago
  • PWILLOW1
    Put my cleaning lady on hold until further notice. No more contact and more for me to attempt to do from a wheelchair.
    141 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    staying in self isolation doing crafts, housekeeping things and going outside as needed....
    take care and be safe...…….

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    141 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2020 12:45:06 PM
  • MSKARLA-OH
    I have been crafting - projects that I bought the supplies for years ago are out of the closets and getting done.

    Have interacted over the phone and through social media with members of my church family - we all keep checking on each other.

    Blew my sisters' mind the other day by introducing them to the concept of video chatting ... not sure where they have been over the last several years but better late than never. We are planning a crafting chat session for next weekend!
    141 days ago
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