April 22nd, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 16
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Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
I’m on what seems to be day 1,569 (it’s actually day 35) of social distancing and working from home.

Days are just kind of happening and for many, including myself, there are some weeks you aren’t sure what day it actually is.

It’s times like this I’m truly grateful for the technology we have in today’s world.

Over the last month or so, I’ve been able to stay connected with family and friends through a few different ways.

I’ve been able to play video games online with my friends and stay in touch that way.

I’ve been holding zoom meetings with family and friends on a weekly basis.

I’ve also been using Face Time with family throughout this time as well.
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Recently, I began playing Settlers of Catan online with my brother and oldest nephew (we’ll skip over the part where we’ve played three games and I’m yet to win, while my 8-year-old nephew has either won or finished ahead of me every time).

I’ve been able to cover some positive things this week as well.

This week, teachers at Kids Kollege put together a small parade with the help of Dodge Davis in Fort Macleod so they could still somewhat interact with the kids they teach and see some smiling faces.

I also attended the crawl drive-by at the local hospital put on by Fire and Rescue, RCMP and EMS to show support for our health care workers.
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There are still so many positive things we can find in our community right now.

It’s taken some getting used to my new normal but now that I’ve done it for a while, I find that I could have it much worse than I do.

We can all find different ways to get through this time.

Call a family member or friends you haven’t talked to in a while and make it a weekly or even daily thing.

Give yourself a set schedule of events on a day-to-day basis to give yourself some stability.

The sun is finally shining again so get outside and go for a walk.

There are so many small things we can do to help others and ourselves through this trying time.

While it’s difficult to say how long this will last, if we all do our part and stay as positive as possible, I’m sure we’ll make it through.
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