I have a dear friend whose husband is dealing with a serious, life-shortening illness. She’s been away from her home for over a month now while he’s been at Mayo and they are looking down the barrel of a long series of treatments. I visited her on Sunday and she told me that she had woken up the day before with a better attitude. Apparently another friend of hers had just been to a funeral for an infant who had died of SIDs. The realization that there were other tragic things going and if others are getting through their horrible stuff, she could too. It’s not an easy thing to do – try to find some balance in the face of trauma and grief. And the last two years have certainly given us plenty of that. a
It seems pathetic to suggest that pandemic has brought us anything good, but as I was thinking about all this, I placed an order at Target for pick-up. You select your items on the app, pay for it online, tell the app when you’re leaving for Target and when you get there. Then you sit in your car and they bring it out to you. Easy peasy. You can wear your sweatpants, you can have spilled your lunch on your shirt, you don’t have to comb your hair and better yet, you don’t have to search for a parking spot and you don’t have to go in the store! There is yet one more advantage – no impulse shopping; if all you need is grenadine and diet pop, that’s all you get. No cookies or chips off an endcap!
While I cannot wait for us to be able to say we’re looking at pandemic in the rear-view mirror, I am hoping that the drive-up option remains. I am so addicted already.
Any other silver linings you can think of these days?