Covid Continues

Covid Continues

Yep, it’s still here. Covid has so disrupted our lives. As much as we are trying to return to some sense of normal Covid obstacles are proving relentless. This nasty bugger can bite anyone. What a sorry state of affairs when one has to wonder “I could have a life threatening illness with these sniffles”.

As much as we are trying to return to the rhythm of the season Covid hurdles persist and the “pause” we embraced back in the spring is far less interesting. Public schools try to open, then move back to on-line, we’ll try again next month. Super-spreader college parties, rallies and companies holding conferences as though it were “business as usual” perpetuate the disease.

Coupled with on-going civil unrest, political partisanship and a sense of frustration with everything from mask wearing to where do I vote, mankind’s sense of decency and compassion has been beaten down. Health care workers continue to be overworked, the restaurant and travel industries are possibly years from recovery and many Americans are in serious financial distress. Many folks are just cranky, fed up and frustrated.

More than ever we need connection.

Managing Covid  

Deep breath, and now some good news. We have learned managing Covid is best done with social distancing, washing your hands and wearing a mask. Pretty simple. It will be interesting to see if that mantra is adopted now that so many of our nation’s leaders have been exposed and are fighting Covid as you read this.

The PinchPals video Covid Safety Tips is a reminder of these simple tasks and a lighthearted and easy way to share the message with friends and family, young and old. PinchPals Covid Safety Tips

Covid Coping

Now eight months into the pandemic Covid Coping has helped some of us realize our personal goals – the linen closet is tidy, those photos are sorted and now organized, “War and Peace” was always on my reading list. Exercise regimes have been established, with mixed success. And who knew the breadth and depth of Netflix and Hulu offerings.

Autumn is here. The time of year that Keats called the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, the season famous for its harvest times, turning leaves, cooling temperatures and darkening nights. Hoping this change of season helps you to cope with all the new distractions.

More than ever connection with others will help sustain us in these shorter days and longer nights.

Get a Pal, Give a Pal

The sharing of a PinchPal is an easy way to connect with others. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about someone from your past, or have a family member who is in a tough situation, you may not have the words, but the PinchPals make it easy to show your compassion, concern and support.

During our 2020 campaign, when you purchase a Pocket PinchPal we will send you 2, one to keep and one to give. Maybe it’s for a friend, family member or someone you’ve not connected with for a long time. Could be someone in the hospital who cannot have visitors due to Covid, folks going for medical treatments such as chemo and dialysis, or our elderly population in nursing homes and of course the children’s ward.

These little characters remind us that you are not alone, and at our core we are all the same. Let someone know you’ve got their back with the gift of a PinchPal.

The PinchPals are a social impact company. As a company we work to serve our community by enabling you to easily show your support to others.

  • Barbara Schwartzbach
    Posted at 11:37h, 06 October Reply

    Bonnie, you continue to create, inspire and pass on goodness.❤️🙏❤️

  • Christine Hansen
    Posted at 11:49h, 06 October Reply

    Thank you Bonnie, for giving me a smile for the day! I really needed one!!

  • Frances Chamberlin
    Posted at 15:49h, 06 October Reply

    Great description of the lresen times, Bonnie! Thanks for seeing thru it all, and reminding us of the need to remain human, and connect with each other. And then there is the need for a peaceful connection with God to take us thru the rough patches….Wishing u all well, and hooe to comnect soon.

  • Dorothy Burke
    Posted at 21:41h, 06 October Reply

    Hi all from across the great divide. We are feeling very fortunate here in Western Australia. No covid cases other than those returning from overseas and in hotel quarantine. Nine in total! We cosed our borders early and are still closed to the rext of Australia. But pretty much everything else is back to normal. A few months of inconvenience has certainly paid off.

    Hello all my friends who follow Bonnie. I am thinking of you.

  • Diane Cooper Cabe
    Posted at 22:23h, 06 October Reply

    Thank you, Bonnie….connecting and working with others has made the past months bearable. I see 2021 on the horizon!

  • Bonnie Fitzgerald
    Posted at 08:55h, 07 October Reply

    To Dorothy’s comment, thank you, a glimmer of hope. In the USA it did not have to turn out the way it has, over 210,000 lives. My heart aches.

  • Christine+Moore
    Posted at 09:59h, 24 October Reply

    Dorothy, you do indeed give hope that it can be contained if the collective ‘we’ has the will to do it. So frustrating that the US has not embraced that. Such needless loss. Between that and our political strife, it is almost too much sometimes. But I am blessed to have my home, be retired, have hobbies that keep my mind busy, have children with secure jobs. Many blessings. Let’s all remember them as we work to maintain calm and sanity through all this. My best to you and all of us out there.

  • Bonnie Fitzgerald
    Posted at 15:21h, 13 November Reply

    We always have permission of the artist, and in many instances I created the artwork. Thanks for the reminder, copyright is hugely important and to be respected.

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