I read a blog by another lawyer several weeks ago that talked about how bad the practice of law has gotten and that he was quitting as soon as possible. This had nothing to do with CV-19, but it was very dark, and I had no desire to read any more of his posts.
In this crazy, surreal time with a spreading virus lurking it is easy to be negative. The choice on how to look at this is yours. Be negative and unhappy, or be positive and happy. Here is a list of positives I see.
1. You are getting to spend more time with your kids,
2. You are going to make your personal budget more efficient and “cut some fat”,
3. If you are now working from home, you are going to learn to be more efficient with your time,
4. If you are a small business owner that is affected, you will figure out ways to be more efficient and maybe even discover some new streams of revenue,
5. We are all learning how to be more hygienic,
6. We will soon have a vaccine for this thing,
7. When this is over, we are going to appreciate all the non-essential comforts we have much, much more than before.
I’m sure I’m leaving out some positives, so feel free to comment on Facebook, but only if you have positives. Negatives are not welcomed.
Challenge: I bet you all have elderly neighbors. My challenge is for you to call and offer your help to as many of your elderly neighbors as possible between now and next Thursday at 5:00 p.m. I want you to report on Facebook in the comments to this post the number of elderly you actually speak with and also what you were able to do for them. Ask them if they are ok and if they need groceries or anything else.
Prize: I’m going to donate my services in drafting a Living Will/Health Care Directive to the person who offers help to the most folks between now and next Thursday.
Feel free to reach out if anyone needs anything, legal or not.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill