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Staying Positive Even Though We Feel The World Is Ending

I wanted to make a joke about this global pandemic in my last post, but didn’t. I suppose that it wasn’t really a joke, but instead a reference.

I decided against it because I felt I was being insensitive. There is no room in this argument for me to crack jokes.

People are very afraid, and rightfully so. Every Disney park in the world is closed, entire countries are on lockdown, and my local Kroger has no toilet paper. I even checked Walmart, but no dice. Quite a tragedy, I know.

I’ve come here today to answer a simple question: “how can we make this situation more positive?”

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

First of all, let’s calm down. Worse things have transpired in this world.

And now I shall list some things that aren’t canceled due to this dreadful virus…

• books

• puzzles

• music

• the internet

The Office

• friends

• family

• waffles (thank God)

• dancing

• writing

• Conan Gray’s new album

• fist bumps (cautious ones)

• Oreos

The list goes on!

How can we keep clean and healthy?

I’m positive that you’ve heard these before, but here we go again…

• eat your fruits and veggies

• take a shower (you probably smell like lettuce anyway)

• use your hand sanitizer!! (I highly recommend this one)

• don’t eat the hand sanitizer (it tastes gross! 🤢)

• stay away from large crowds

• clean, clean, clean

• handshakes = 🙅🏻‍♀️

• cautions fist bumps = 👍

• cover your coughs and sneezes

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7

As you can imagine, all of the things I was looking forward to are either being canceled or postponed. Saying that I’m sad would be an understatement.

My first prom is postponed, church is closed, and I may not be able to return to school for the rest of the semester. The thought of not going back to school to finish out the year with my friends is rather depressing. I won’t be returning to this particular school next year, but instead will be dual-enrolling at an online college. Call me silly, self-centered, or insane, but I’m heartbroken.

In the midst of my melancholy, I remain thankful that I am not a senior. This would feel so much more terrible if I were. If you are a senior, however, I extend my deepest apologies. As awful as the situation may be, please remember it is not your fault. You did nothing to deserve this. There will be plenty of future opportunities, and your story most definitely doesn’t end here.

I’ve been in my house for three days. THREE DAYS, PEOPLE. I’ve gone (almost) completely insane.

Besides getting out to run in my neighborhood, I’ve done nothing but schoolwork, eat food, and watch The Office.

I’d like to be more productive, so here are some things I hope to get done while stuck in the ever-present prison I call my home…

finally learn to play ukulele

• discover a new television show (give me suggestions in the comments)

• learn some of my favorite ballet variations

• run more

• tune my sister’s guitar (she keeps bringing it up 🙄)

• play legos with my sister

• work on my next gigantic project that I like to call “Rebekah’s Ariana Grande Grammy’s Dress”

You know, this one? Yeah, I’m aware that I’m way in over my head and have never used a sewing machine. Hit me up if you have some grey tulle you’d be willing to part with.

In conclusion, we’re all fearful of the future.

If we choose to be positive, our fear will shrink.

We’re going to be okay. I promise. 💓

6 thoughts on “Staying Positive Even Though We Feel The World Is Ending”

  1. ❤ ❤ I pray that you and your family stay safe and healthy, Bekah! I'm here to talk if you happen to get exceedingly bored, I've been stuck in the house for a while too 🙂

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  2. The UK government is being slow to lock us Brits down. But as a mostly stay at home dad I should be used to a measure of self isolation! To be honest, even I have found these last few days claustrophobic.

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  3. We got a week off of school and a week of virtual school, so that’ll be interesting! I’ve decided to exercise, stretch to get a needle/scorpion, and start working on a fun superhero comic side project thingy. Praying for you!

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  4. People do need to stay postive! We need more posts like this instead of stuff about quarantines and stuff.
    I don’t know what sort of TV shows you like, but if you like action Agents of SHIELD is really good(and incredibly underrated)
    Also, there’s this video on YouTube of this girl(I think her name is McKayla maybe) recreating Ariana’s Grammy gown. It might help you, idk.
    I mean, I don’t even like Ariana Grande that much, but that dress is AMAZING. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

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