This week my wife told me, “Gosh, I hope I get to work on one of my new art paintings before the stay-at-home restrictions are over.” She hasn’t found time to paint in about five years. Another friend is learning the piano. Another is writing. Another one said, “I might actually read a book.”
I found myself suddenly wanting to really take the time to go to the gym and up my fitness levels… it’s only a block from my office and six blocks from home and I haven’t made it there in over a year. Of course since it is temporarily closed, it made the desire multiply many times over.
As a family, we’ve been taking the time to go for walks in the neighborhood and we haven’t done that together in awhile. One of my own passions is cooking and although I cook all the meals in our household, until the last few weeks, I hadn’t ventured out to any new recipe creations, because there was never time, but now the passion for new menu creations is back.
To comply with social distancing and to keep our family safe and well, we had to put our babysitter on temporary leave until it is safe. Now we split the day taking care of our toddler, with me forced to spend less time at the office and more time working from home… and our 2 1/2 year old son is getting new levels of quality time that we only dreamed about before.
Yesterday I read that clean air has returned to Los Angeles for the first time in years. Seems like he world really did need a reset.
Of course the global pandemic we are experiencing has huge tough consequences too, both financial, emotional and very serious with loss of lives, but somehow we will get through this because tough times never last. Everyday, I talk to a lot of people, and for the most part, people are very optimistic about the future, even with all the challenges this has brought forth. The chaos is temporary.
Many businesses have ordered jerky from us to give to employees who temporarily have been displaced. We especially appreciate your patronage at this time. Supporting your friends and family and your favorite business will just help us all get through the new challenges we have to deal with. Thank you.
Jeff’s Famous Jerky can also be a great gesture to give to anyone out there working to keep you safe and provide food and services to you and your family during these stressful times:
- Your Local Grocery Store Staff
- Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS and Other Shipping Drivers and Staff
- Military and First Responders
- Hospital Medical Staff
- Restaurant Delivery Drivers
- Restaurant Staff Offering Pick Up and Drive Thru Services
Donate Jerky to Homeless Shelters, the list at this time goes on an on.
Stay home, stay healthy… and take care of your family and friends. Please support the businesses you love to keep them in business.