Due to the Coronavirus many of you may now find yourself at home. Where ever you are in the world life must go on. We all have to play our part to stop the spread of the virus. A pleasant pastime is reading. Find books in the genre you love, read and try to relax. It is a stressful time and any form of relaxation will help. Stay strong and keep safe.
It may seem scary right now, but I believe we will get through this. One of the most important thing as we fight this coronavirus crisis is to keep informed with what health officials are saying. In a crisis there is often a lot of misinformation. I read an article where 27 people from Iran died of alcohol poisoning trying to protect themselves from the virus. This goes to show that misinformation can be just as dangerous as the virus.
It is okay to switch off the news sometimes; watch a movie, read a book, play card games. Do something that can help you relax because stress is just as bad. Take all the necessary precautions to keep safe. It may be a while yet, but we will get through this.
As we go through this crisis we have to help each other. Check in on the elderly in your neighborhood or in your building. They are the vulnerable population and some are scared to go out. Volunteer to go grocery shopping. Ensure they have all the basic supplies they need. Help reassure them that together we will get through this. If there was ever a time that we need each other it is now.
Today we will look at two more words that sounds the same but is slightly different in meaning . They are COMPLACENT and COMPLAISANT
COMPLACENT: means showing smugness or uncritical satisfaction about one’s self. Self-satisfied or conceited.
COMPLAISANT: means the willingness to please others. Being obliging or agreeable
Everyday try to build your vocabulary. Good luck and happy writing.
We are facing a new reality. It is not business as usual for the greater majority of the world’s population. In every corner of the world lives are impacted by coronavirus. We are at war with a virus that as yet we know little about. The thought on everyone’s mind should be survival…making it out alive.
This is a time when we have to make sacrifices. Follow the rules set down. Treat every surface you touch as if it was contagious. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowds. Stay home if you do not have to go out. Let us do our part to stop the spread of the virus. Keep safe.
In the midst of this coronavirus crisis we need to stay calm. The unknown is often scary and one will feel afraid. However we should not allow fear to hold us prisoners. This too shall pass!
As a writer vocabulary is important. You need to have a grasp on words, their meanings and how to use them to convey the message you want. Today words on vocabulary corner sound the same but have different meanings. They are COMPLIMENT and COMPLEMENT.
A Compliment is an expression of praise or admiration. For example: Susan your hair looks beautiful today.
Complement on the other hand means a thing that completes another. It enhances it or improves it. For example: The red jacket complements her dress.
Good luck and happy writing.
A lesson on Friendship
I cannot ease your aching heart
Nor take your pain away.
But let me stay and take your hand
and walk with you today.
I’ll listen when you need to talk,
I’ll wipe away your tears.
I’ll share your worries when they come
I’ll help you face your fears.
I’m here and I will stand by you
on each hill you have to climb.
So take my hand, let’s face the world
and live just one more day at a time
You’re not alone for I’m still here
I’ll go the extra mile
And when your grief is easier
I’ll help you learn to smile.
Everyone wants to know what the can do to keep safe in light of the present coronavirus outbreak. The main emphasis is on hand washing which everyone must do frequently. However in addition to hand washing I would suggest if you have to venture out into the public, on returning home you should wash your face as well and use a rag to clean your nostrils. This may sound a little extreme but remember the portal of entry for the virus is through the eyes, nose and mouth so it would make sense to pay attention to those areas too. Keep safe everyone.