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Time To Think

March 19, 2020

I wanted to put something out sooner but I was too busy washing my hands:)

As schools, restaurants, businesses, etc. close and so many of us are in self isolation/quarantining during this extraordinary challenge, we have much more time to think.  Use this as an opportunity to evaluate.

Some things to think about during this challenging period

Think about what your priorities have been.  What are they and/or what should they be?  What is truly valuable to you?  What will really bring you joy, not just happiness?  What gives your life purpose and meaning*, or what could?  Are there changes you could/should make?

Think of what freedom was like and value freedom more.

Thoughts turned to action

Think about who would like to hear from you, no matter how long it’s been.  Think about how that could be a regular habit.

Think about who might need some help and then help them in any way you can.  That’s something to do even in normal times.  Don’t you think?

If you have children, think about how this might affect them.  Let them see you in control, relaxed, and positive.  Hug them.

Love thy neighbor.  Love thyself, so that you can love thy neighbor.

Value every day and every moment given to you.  Then do something of value with that time.

Be grateful.  What are you grateful for?  There’s always something to be grateful for.  Start everyday thinking about what you’re grateful for.  Then end every day that way.

Most Important

Only think positive thoughts.  If negative thoughts enter, while it’s easier said than done, change the channel.  Turn on Seinfeld re-reuns, after all it’s a show about nothing:)

I have more thoughts on what you can think about but if I make this longer you won’t have time to wash your hands:)

Use the comment button to share any thoughts you would like to add to this list

 Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Healthy

*Once again, If you haven’t already read it, read “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Dr. Viktor Frankl



22 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl permalink
    March 29, 2020 10:59 am

    Your post is worth coming out of Social Media seperation! Thank you Fred.

  2. Lynda permalink
    March 20, 2020 9:56 am

    Great advice Fred! Thank you!
    This is also a great time to cultivate our creativity! Write, paint, draw, take photos of your garden. Express your feelings and emotions through art and writing. This time will pass and we will emerge stronger and better than before with a new appreciation for life.

    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 20, 2020 10:14 am

      Thank You Lynda
      Great advice from you too

  3. Alison permalink
    March 20, 2020 9:30 am

    Dear Fred,

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and love for all during this challenging time. The message is inspiring and uplifting. Thank you!

    Sending you and your loved ones lots of love and wishes for good health.


    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 20, 2020 9:36 am

      Thank you Alison
      I wish only good for you and yours

    • Diane permalink
      March 28, 2020 9:00 pm

      Wise and comforting words of wisdom, Fred. Much here to think about and to motivate. Even in these unfamiliar and sometimes daunting times, we always can choose love over fear and being grateful for both the fruits and the lessons that come our way.

      • Fred Fox permalink
        March 28, 2020 9:08 pm

        how right you are

  4. Catherine permalink
    March 19, 2020 7:47 pm

    Thank you Fred for your inspiration.

  5. Bruce permalink
    March 19, 2020 4:03 pm

    Great post, Fred – thank you for all you do, and all you give, to so many.


    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 19, 2020 4:51 pm

      Thank you Bruce I am touched by your comment

  6. Jean marc permalink
    March 19, 2020 3:52 pm

    Merci Fred mon ami,
    Always welcoming your thoughts full of wisdom and hopes.
    Cheers JM

  7. bob permalink
    March 19, 2020 11:18 am

    Bless you for sharing these valuable perspectives.
    we all need them and thank you!

    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 19, 2020 2:57 pm

      Thank You Bob for all you do

  8. Beni permalink
    March 19, 2020 9:18 am

    All we need is love to give into receive.

  9. Nancy permalink
    March 19, 2020 7:42 am

    Thank you inspiring one.

    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 19, 2020 9:23 am

      Thank you Nancy

      • Gunilla Bell permalink
        March 19, 2020 12:12 pm

        Inspiring thoughts ! Thanks Fred ! Stay positive and active! Remember a smile reaches way past 6 feet and virtual hugs are good too. Stay safe and healthy !

      • Fred Fox permalink
        March 19, 2020 2:56 pm

        Thank you Gunilla for your great ideas

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