Be Contagious!!!

Faith, Love, and Hope is Contagious claims the Life Church online. Share that message! “Be contagious!”

Be Courageous is My Message! Faith, Hope, and Love is a must at a time like this! You are strong! You cannot quit! We are not doomed! Do you know the Serenity Prayer?  Stop the Spread for a few weeks or at least slow it down by listening and cooperating with your Parents. Parents cooperate with the Government and what is being asked of you. This is not a game! This is Real! It is as real as it gets! People that have never prayed suddenly believe in God and are turning to Prayers. That is a good result of the coronavirus. You should hear the increased numbers from the Pastor of the LIFE CHURCH ONLINE. Do not fear the end of the world. We don’t all have to die this month. I know you feel isolated but you are not. We are all here! Talk to us! Think of people in the olden days, they were truly alone with no wifi or cellphones when they were stuck in their homes. Perhaps we can end the Quarantine earlier if people cooperate.

The motto to go to school or work and rough it when you have a sinus infection or don’t feel a hundred percent is not the motto we should have right now. We should not go to the store to get our own groceries or medicine if we don’t feel well. Do not send your family members. They may be contagious and carrying the virus. Get your stuff delivered from Target, Costco, Trader Joe’s or Giant.

“Stop the Spread!”

This can be fatal or horrible for some teens, parents or grandparents. We really don’t know who will get it and why. We really don’t know who will survive. Our doctors are in unknown territory trying to navigate us away from a horrible outcome. Listen to them! It’s not hype!

Dr. Libby Spoke to us in our video. Watch it. Things have gotten worse since then. Thank God the gyms are closed now. I’m sure a lot of families go to Virginia Pediatric Group in Northern Virginia. Listen to the Founder! They have 4 Offices.

Dr. Patrick Callahan from Child Cardiology has shared FB Posts with us. They are asking you not to pass this around! This is not a common cold. We don’t know if you will get it. We don’t know if your family will get it. He repeats..this is not hype!

The Medical Staff, Police, Fire Fighters, the bank staff, the grocery store employees and the delivery drivers don’t want Coronavirus. “Stop the Spread!”

The message for Teens and Parents near or far is: This is not the end! We are not doomed! Be Contagious! Share your Faith, Hope, and Love. The Coronavirus situation is history! Take out your notebooks and write down how you feel today, how did you feel yesterday when they closed the schools for the rest of the 2019/2020 School year? What does tomorrow mean to you? Are you mad? Are you sad? Are you happy? Are you relieved? HS Seniors do you feel like time has been stolen from you? Write down how you feel.  Some day your notebook/journal might make a great book for your children. Notebooks/Journals are a great way to rid hurt, pain, fear, or just remember what you were thinking or planning for your future. Put it in a private place. No one has to read it! You don’t have to share it! Write stories with your anxiety about the virus. Write stories with your fear…what happened? Oh, No! It was just a story or a bad thought in your head that became a story to entertain others or scare others. Maybe your story will become a movie someday from your journal.

Faith, Love, and Hope is on the cemetery monument where my first father is buried. I always read it and wondered why it was so positive when I felt so bad. I would write in my notebook as a young teen trying to figure out how I felt and what my future held. It made things easier. It made me feel like I dumped my emotions out of my head and on to the paper. I cleaned out my  file cabinet of feelings I didn’t want in my head. I often felt stronger and relieved when I left. I always had Faith… even when I was confused or angry with God.

We must not lose Faith in Tomorrow. Tomorrow may be even more exciting and better than you can imagine. For instance, I got my second Dad who changed my world. I loved his new care and values…ok not at first. ha, ha. I was a teen. My Parents gave me two sisters/my best friends in life. I never saw any good coming from my first father’s death until the future unfolded. I can’t imagine my life without my sisters and second Dad. I was miserable and did not see the good that would unfold. I thought my life was over!

We can’t see into the future but we can dream about a better one. We can plan a brighter one! We can appreciate the good we have today and find the good! I know teens are playing with their baby sisters making tick-tock videos. How cute is that? There is a way to be happy and make others smile. My Mother taught me to smile when I was young. She told me my smile was contagious and would make other people smile. My Mom told me to find something good or fun everywhere I went. She told me I could enjoy a funeral by seeing old friends or family I had not seen in years. My Mom taught me a long time ago….we cannot control the world or things that happen to us but we can control how we feel and make others feel. Find the Good! SMILE!!!!! Be contagious with hope, love, and faith!

I saw a few Principals Messages today…they are there for their teens! They see you! They know you are resilient!

HS Seniors, there still may be a Prom. Perhaps Spring Games can be played in May or June if this virus is stopped! You guys can organize them with other school captains. Perhaps Parents can Organize a Prom for your school even if schools are closed if the Virus is put into Check! Seniors, You will get a Graduation if we “Stop the Spread!”

Coronavirus is very contagious but as my daughter’s online church – Life Church said,  so is Faith. The Pastor asked us to be Carriers. Be a Carrier! A carrier of Faith;  A carrier of Hope;  A carrier of Love.

Believe! My son’s soccer team won a soccer game once singing the chant… “I Believe!” They chanted it at the beginning of the game, during the Half and at the End when they Won! Parents sang it when a player was taking a shot. The other team was so psyched out that they lost faith …they lost the game. We got in their heads! “Don’t Let Fear Get In Your Head!”  “Believe!”

Perhaps online school will be fun…you will have more time to grow emotionally and mentally before you go to college Seniors. These new proms and games or graduations make life more exciting. It’s New Territory. Homeschoolers have been making their own things happen for years.

Teens have time to catch up on things they did not learn because they were absent or to0 busy with sports and work. They have time to learn a new language or instrument on line. People can choose to sit around and mope or learn new things! Share your coping skills or watch videos to gain strength. Everyone can learn at their own pace now like homeschoolers choose to do. It may be the break we all needed. It’s like a Spiritual Retreat before Easter. We will learn so much about ourselves, our families, and our friends.

It’s a great time to clean out your closets, drawers or get your houses ready for graduation parties or Summer get-togethers. Invite your teachers and coaches..they may just surprise you. They want to see you too! This is New Territory! This is not the end! We are in this together. This will not last forever. This time shall pass quickly. You will see!!! Believe!!! Listen!! Have Faith!!!

“Stop the Spread!”

Who will inspire us? Who will help us smile or hug us when we are scared or sad? Who will You inspire and help? What does the world mean to you? We will learn that being healthy is better than being wealthy. We will learn to treasure our family and try to protect them! Stop the Spread! Slow it down for a while…Hang in there! We will beat this! The Whole World is in this…United to “Stop the Spread! “Wow, we finally all agree on something. We are all listening to our President and respecting rules. We found the good!

As a former New Yorker and Northern Virginia Mom…I learned… Teens from those two places …don’t give up! They are Competitive! They will find a way to make a difference. They will find a way to make a hard situation easier for their friends. Teens are Strong! They are taught to push themselves to be their best self; get great grades; play their sport to the best of their ability and help their teams. Some Teens push themselves harder than their parents expected and soar beyond what their parents ever knew they were capable of.  Teens excel during this time! Find a way to make this time easier for everyone.

Chant….”I Believe!” Have Faith!

Share your excitement about your future with friends and family. You do have a future! This is not the end! You are not in Prison!!!

Have Fun! Learn! Exercise! Be Unique! Find a way to make positive growth in your life. Alexa, Play, Fear you are a liar by Zach Williams.

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