I feel sorry for all the small "mom and pop" restaurants that are suffering from this. After I left the grocery, I stopped at a small mom and pop hoagie shop and took my sandwich home to eat. I urge you to support your local small businesses now. They have bills to pay and little to no cash flow makes that very difficult. The big corporations will receive bail outs because they are deemed "too big to fail," but that is not true of the little guys. Did you know that local small businesses make up about 49% of the economy?
It's human nature to feel stressed at this time, especially when our day-to-day lives don't look the same as they used to. When things are more out of our control than usual, it's helpful to remember and focus on the things we do have control over. By reducing or preventing stress, we're not only taking care of ourselves, we're able to be better caretakers for others. Paying attention to and managing stress can help us stay on track with our overall health and wellness, develop new routines, and remember what's important to us.
We will get there even if we fail to develop a vaccine, discover new drugs, or eliminate the virus through public health action, though any of these are welcome because they would hasten the end of the crisis. By staying home when we are sick, minimizing mass gatherings and reducing physical contact, we can dampen the epidemic, reducing the number of cases and the speed at which they occur. We can get through this if we work together and remember there is SUNSHINE on the other end of this tunnel.
Check out the sentiment on this card - great for these crazy times.
Today is the last day to get Sale-a-Bration items!
I used some Sale-a-Bration items on this card - the vellum, the Lily Impressions DSP, and the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. I stamped the lily onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I used my Aqua Pen and a little Blackberry Bliss re-inker to color the lily. Oops - just noticed I am missing a sequin! I had 3 on the card so just imagine the third one right above the lily!