Last night we had a few friends from the church over. We had a great time. Of course, we talked about the next three weeks.

It feels very surreal. Like a pause. Stop all this movement for a while and let’s just see if we can stop the spread.

Definitely a chance to reflect. What is most important might be a question to think about. Have my priorities been set straight?

I can work from home with my two kids (4 and 6). I’ll do this two days a week and my wife will cover the other days.

It’s gonna be different, that’s for sure.

And I want to make something out of it. My kids can learn to be more reliable. We can learn more about the teamwork required to run a house.

How do we keep things running smooth and reduce the friction?

And let’s not abuse devices or stupefy ourselves in front of a screen or watch endless updates about the pandemic.

Build ourselves and build the people around us. Smile at people. Some people might be really scared.

Trust in the supply chain and be grateful for the hard work of the men and women who make this thing run and are working feverishly to resolve the current toilet paper outage!

Strengthen yourself and the connections around you.

Spend time in your home gym. If you’ve been slacking, get going again. The Jowett program is a great place to start.

Find a good biography to read. Remember, Garbage In, Garbage Out.

Treat this as an opportunity. A time to build and deepen roots. A time to be healthy, vital, and strong…with strong nerves.

Justin Qualler

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