This morning I took my kitchen trash out of the trash can and realized it was a bit heavy for me. One thing about this Simple Human trash can, it holds a lot and the sides never slip off.
So I called next door and asked my neighbor if her grandson would pick it up from my porch next time he goes out.
She is a home health nurse and away a lot, so I packaged up individual packs of peanuts I had ordered a box of for her to take to work with her. She is my age and I fear for her own health being out in homes and exposed.
The first news I saw online this morning stated that the US has now passed China and Italy in number of coronavirus cases confirmed. That is tragic. Unimaginable.
Now is the time to reach out and touch someone. Not literally! No! But to spread acts of kindness in a time when everyone is afraid and feeling somewhat helpless.
There are people who have been laid off who need to pay their bills. If you need work done, like I often do, think about paying them. But always remember to practice social distancing.
The last Shipt delivery I ordered was Monday. When the woman called me about a substitution (the stores are sold out quickly these days) I asked her if she had latex gloves. She said no, they’re sold out everywhere.
I told her I had a package of Mr. Clean latex gloves, and so I put four pairs in a baggie for her on the porch. When she put my groceries there she took them with her.
These people who deliver are risking their lives when they deliver to us. Tip well. Whatever you can afford. I tipped her $25.
There was a time not too long ago when I could not have done that. But I’d rather scale back on what I buy so that I am able to help these people who go out and do things for me so I won’t have to.
I have asthma and when I do get sick it is usually connected to my respiratory system, which is hard hit with this virus.
In Tulsa someone started a page on Facebook where Tulsans could communicate with one another and support local businesses.
People suggest restaurants that are good and will deliver. People offer services and suggestions to help one another through this.
Questions are asked and answered.
There is a farm just outside of town offering free delivery of eggs, meat and dairy items. I may have to use them because the Shipt delivery people couldn’t find eggs the last two times I ordered. And Charlie so loves his daily egg!
I have found this page invaluable. This morning a local florist put 100 red roses out on the sidewalk for anyone to take.
People in need of work post their names and numbers. Those who have used them and were pleased suggest their services to others.
There are people from virtually all walks of life posting there with everything you can imagine.
An internet service offered free internet to homes with children who are now having to learn from home and can’t afford the cost.
It is so uplifting to see the response of people wanting to help one another. And for those out of work to have a place to offer their services.
Do your part and spread an act of kindness today. Pass it on. I know you will and probably already have because I have the best readers.