Well, we did it!
We have made it through something not many have experienced or will experience again in their lifetime. The unknown was somewhat scary but watching our community of Tuscaloosa come together in positivity and kindness has been a truly beautiful thing to watch. As we anxiously await the return of our regular routines, we wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on how blessed we truly are!
The quarantine has taught us a couple of things here at The Alice Maxwell Team.
♡ First, it taught us to enjoy the moment. Distractions are a given, but with the extra time we got our daily dose of MLS and Social Media, while still having time to unplug with our families. As some normalcy returns, we hope you will join us in continuing to find time to unplug and enjoy our lives in the present.
♡ Second, it taught us to enjoy the gift of time. It is not often that we get this much quality time with the ones we love. From family dinners to family karaoke, filling each day with activities has been a test of creativity. Sure, somedays have been easier than others, but we are choosing to remember this season with a grateful heart because we were given a gift of the extra uninterrupted time with our people.
End your quarantine with a bang.
In the spirit of quarantine, the opportunity of unplugging, and the gift of time; WE HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!
Take advantage of the last days of the quarantine! Think of something fun you’ve always wanted to do with your loved ones and do it! Whether it be a backyard movie night or pitching a tent and sleeping under the stars, DO IT!
Time is fleeting. This season of additional quality time at home will end. Your teenagers will soon roll their eyes again about having to stay home. So take advantage of this gift while you can!
New normal vs. Old Normal
With the “stay-at-home” order coming to an end, many people are wondering how life will look on the other side. There are a few important things to remember.
Continue to keep your distance.
Just because business will soon be opening again, this doesn’t mean you should go on long shopping sprees. If you need to grab something at a store, do just that. Grab it, and be on your way. If you see a friend, stick with the “elbow-bump” or better yet, a wave and a quick hello!
The Coronavirus is not gone. The pandemic is not over. #COVID-19 is still affecting our community. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but remember there is still a real threat of exposure. If you and your family are healthy, you are in a good place. But there are many people in our community who are elderly or have pre-existing conditions that are vulnerable. So for them, keep your distance!