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Marlena Burton

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Member since 8 / 2015

Life from a distance


It's March 2020 and most of us are on house arrest, lock down etc and are living life from a distance.

How is that going for you?

I had received a check from my networking company today so proceeded to go to the drive thru at the bank before they closed at 1pm, fortunately my business has still been thriving.  Just as I was getting ready to leave, I saw Bobbi, one of my neighbors was out going to get her mail and so we stopped and chatted from a distance.  

Bobbi shared how she had gone to Kroger and they had a blue line on a gray floor for you to wait at until the person ahead of you got finished.  She said she wasn't thinking and stepped past the blue  line while the other person was still paying and was quickly told "Ma'am, you have to go back past the blue line."  She said there were a few other people shopping and one guy kind of laughed and told her she had broken the law etc, and they had a few laughs.

As we chatted another neighbor drove by and said, "I ordered my groceries from Kroger on Tuesday and the soonest I could go pick them up was today between 12 and 1 pm, it's the first time I have used the service. She drove on, we continued chatting and she went to pick up her groceries. She drove back by waving and said "I got my groceries, I think I could actually get used to placing an order and just picking them up, they actually upgraded to some better brands, my groceries were $80, I think I like it."  So she used the online ordering for her groceries, to keep the social distancing in place.

I jokingly said, we can write a book called "Living from a distance."  So that's what prompted me to write this PR.

I was on a webinar this morning and Joe said he was losing a LOT of money, had lots of events planned, everyone's plans were terminated and everything is just in the tank.  He was happy to be able to do some of the event on a zoom this morning.

I don't watch TV, so I haven't really kept up with what's what, however, I do know we are on lock down in IL until April 7 at this point, and social distancing is in order, so we have to stay 6 feet from others etc. We can go grocery shopping, drive thru restaurants, get gas etc.  I have been going to the lake daily and spent part of the lock down with family.  

Unfortunately lives are being lost in the process, I heard one leader say, you know sometimes, this is just the way a thing works, and lives are lost etc. So I have recently experienced losing loved one's and it's definitely a life crisis and you have to learn a "new normal" so my heart goes out to all of the people that have lost loved one's and are having to have their services from a distance.

I have learned that there is truly one essential on this side of life and that is "breath."  We live in a time where we have many pleasantries, however, I learned a never ending message and then again  in a storm about 11 years ago, to truly be Grateful for all the things that I have been blessed with.  We are programmed to believe many things that aren't true and sometimes until you have personally been through something, you really have no idea what's essential and what's not.

Someday, life will be back to normal, and we will remember this time when we had to life Life from a distance. May you and your family be safe, I do have one business friend that I am concerned about as I haven't seen him post anything and don't actually know him personally, but he was sick on his last video.  Praying that all is well, however, the main thing is to Love other's while you have a chance.  Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.  So may you embrace the life that you have and live it to the fullest while you can.

How well do you think spouses are doing with social distancing?

God bless you, your family and all of creation with Love & Abundance beyond belief,

Marlena Burton

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Press Release comments:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Marlena. Stay safe and be blessed. Patricia Reynolds

I have always felt, life is what you make of it. For most of my life I haven't been dependent upon others. If I didn't make it, I either borrowed or did without.

In my life as far as family goes, I have no one left to lose. All those who truly mattered to me are gone as well. To those who lose someone they love to Covid -19 this I can say with all honesty, you will learn to live again. I lost my first child at my age 18. In my case though I spent the following 13 years "in a bottle." The love of my life, and my second child, I lost after I sobered up.
Dennis Thorgesen

Yes Im familiar with the lines that you mentioned, they have those near the pay desk in my nearby supermarket. Yes some companies seems to thrive in these special times. Thanks for sharing Marlena.Tommy Olsson

Hello Marlena. I was just in the hospital in March for pneumonia so I have been very careful during all of this. It would be nice if we all did write about it. Thank you for the share!Micky Gramlin