It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Chapter 3, Page31, Book 20

I can walk the line, if it aint too straight. 

Joe Diffie

March 31st - give me some slack

On the straight and narrow path, there are simply no corners to be cut.

Neil. A. Maxwell

Walking the path we are all on these days is to keep a safe distance from each other and let me tell you that is no small matter for me.  I love my family and friends and being apart so long is leaving its mark on me.  I long for a big bear hug from anyone and Im so much in envy of anyone that has  people they live with that they can spend time with.  I’m home alone all the time.  

Being on the straight and narrow path has never been so difficult before.  It’s a trying situation but I’m not about to bend the line.  I want to keep safe and be safe for others too.  So I continue to walk the line.

Just put one foot in front of the other.

Austin Peck


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Take it one day at a time, and we’ll get there.We have to be alone now so we can be together in the future.

jack69 said...

Oh lady, you may be alone physically, but you touch so many of us who will probably never get the chance to give you a BIG BEAR HUG. You quotes today shine as always, but MA's words are even more to the point. We know you are a positive person, and positive people do not need to cut corners on the straight and narrow.
Love you lady, and sending a Big hug from us both.
Sherry & jack
PS: The sun will shine again as YOU know!

Mevely317 said...

I'm so sorry you're struggling -- but, yes. We have to keep our eyes on the finish line. Not gonna name names, but I've a dear blog friend who LOATHES hugging. Sad, I can't imagine! I saw something on the Today Show where some folks are staving off loneliness by fostering shelter dogs -- but that's a big decision; not a one-size-fits-all solution.
Meanwhile, like Jack and Sherry, here's a BIG BEAR HUG from Alabama!

Buttercup said...

Most things that are difficult need the one foot in front of the other mode. I found that after my mother died that I needed to get up, take a shower -- cry in the shower most mornings -- and go to work. I keep thinking about the hugs we will all share when we are able to. There will be lots of hugs and lots of happy tears, too. Sending you lots of hugs from NYC.

betty said...

I would imagine it is very hard for those living alone and for you Ma with not being able to see your family in person. I am sending you a great big hug!! Hang in there!! We are here for you, let us know how we can help!!


Rick Watson said...

Being alone has to be a tough gig. I'm not sure how I would cope.
Take care and stay safe.