April 15th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 15
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Positive Energy
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
I’m going to try and spread some positivity around this week.

Overall, with what I’ve seen since we’ve been asked to distance ourselves, I’m very happy with what I’ve seen from local residents on a couple fronts.

Firstly, I’ve found that, for the most part, we actually are distancing!

I went out for groceries last week and while I was at the store, the people around me were all keeping the recommended six feet away.

There was a line of about four of us and if someone at the front of the line stopped to get something off a shelf, so did the rest of us in the line.
It actually made for a much more peaceful shopping experience.

The second thing I want to touch on is how many people are trying to provide smiles for other residents across the community.
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Whether it be the teddy bears in windows, hearts on windows or Dr. Maritz changing the flag on his building to the Italian flag, everyone seems to be trying to get through this challenging time with positivity, which is great to see.

I realize that not everyone may be following guidelines and restrictions and not everyone is acting overly positive at this time but for those of us that are, let’s keep it going!

This is a challenging time for so many people.

For some families, the restrictions mean not visiting loved ones in senior’s homes, for some it means suddenly being a homeschool teacher for the first time in your life.

For others it means putting themselves in harms way on a daily basis as an essential worker.

Everyone is affected in one way or another by this pandemic and in my mind, positivity is the best way to get through it.
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For me, I’ve been trying to stay positive by realizing how blessed I still am.

I’ve been able to talk with friends and family over Zoom, I’m still eating three meals a day (sometimes more cause that’s just what quarantine life is right now) and I’m safe in my apartment.

The more positive we stay throughout this process, the better off we’ll be in the long run.

It may not be easy staying positive but we’ve got to try.

As I’m writing this, I can see the top of Crowsnest Mountain for the first time in what seems like two weeks with all the clouds and snow we’ve received.

The snow-covered peaks are another beautiful things that help me stay positive.

Find what gives you that positive energy and cling on to it!

We can do this everyone.
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