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I hope you are staying well in the midst of the circumstances.

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: ANOTHER




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO:

In these days of coronavirus social distancing, of lockdowns and shutdowns and stay at home orders, of layoffs and furloughs and businesses closing, it’s so easy for the days to blur together.

About a week after my kids’ school closed its doors, I started a bullet journal to “document the days,” as writing coach and podcaster Ann Kroeker puts it.

I tried to keep up and did okay for a while, but often found myself having to think back to three days ago, four days ago, five . . . And now weeks have passed and I haven’t written a thing.

The days go by, seemingly all the same — we wake up, shower, get dressed. Try to keep some semblance of a routine, even when so many activities have been canceled.

Most mornings I struggle to get up, to get going.

But once I’m up, I realize the gift of today. It’s one more day to keep living, one more day to choose life.

Another chance to thank God, another opportunity to praise Him for His goodness, His kindness, His mercy and grace.

As the saying goes, “God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.” Even during stay-at-home orders. Even in the midst of uncertainty. Even when our “normal” has been turned upside down, and we have no idea what tomorrow will bring.

He is still God, and He is still good.





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