I helped a friend, who was suffering from cancer, by bringing him things to counter the side effects of his medications. He was having trouble eating and I brought him so tasty alternatives that didn’t involve much preparation. Glad to say he enjoyed them and he also fully recovered.
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Calling friends and relatives to keep in touch. Staying safe, meeting friends hiking.
Spending time playing music, hiking, and social distancing.
I organize and encourage socializing with one or a small group WHILE physically distancing. Being safe does not mean solitary confinement. People need to interact and laugh to deal with the stress in their life. I also spend weeks at a time staying with my 96 year old mother several hours from me as I share caretaking with several siblings. As I can not teach painting at senior centers, long term care facilities and children's camps during all this I do paintings of peoples pets and homes to continue using my art abilities and bring joy with art. I continue to offer online instructor...more...
Smiling at strangers, or sharing a laugh with everyone we see in a day can really bring a change to people’s being and mood. I am honored when people have told me “I always feel better after I am with you.” Not being able to share smiles has been the hardest part of mask wearing. I recently...more...
Surprising folks with home baked goodies. Being supportive. Doing colorful art to bring a smile.
Love lives on, despite. We can DO this! Reach out.
During lockdown, I’ve been sewing and donating reusable masks for frontline workers. I’m painting portraits of healthcare workers to recognize the heroism and sacrifice of these individuals during the pandemic.
Encouraging people to vote in November.
Being HIV+, for a long time, people simply expected me to keel over and die at any point. I tested positive in 1990. Still here.
I am constantly struggling with the issues listed above myself. I would like people to know that those of us who can't work still do good things - and we would KILL to be able to work.