I am very sorry my favorite newspaper, the Spokesman-Review, had to suspend its Saturday edition.
The paper publishes many columns of my interest, although I don’t like the large, colorful photo of coronavirus jumping out at me from its pages!
I don’t like negatives. But I do like facts. And, I do believe in prevention.
So, I welcome S-R’s advice in its “water cooler” series, with items like “Loosen Up,” (4/10), “Mood Swing,” (4/17) and “Reach Out to Good Health,” (5/1); encouraging me to walk, laugh, eat more fruits and veggies, declutter, or try yoga, that ancient exercise, to take care of my body and mind. I like to move to country music, pop, Broadway musicals or beloved classics.
“Quarantine Reset: 5 steps to help you feel more in control,” (Nicole Anzia, 4/26) offers excellent tips to help stay “positive and productive.” All such articles are jewels, and help keep our immune systems healthy.
Let’s follow the guidelines; let’s practice the suggested advice! Scientists need time to discover the vaccines and treatments we need; but we are stronger than this virus, and can overcome it, if we all do our part.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to December 31, this year or next, to attend the holiday performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its uplifting “Ode to Joy.” This would be the best medicine!
Life is so beautiful if we look at it without anger, without hostility. Let’s help each other stay positive, healthy and safe!