Chicken Little has been busy the last few weeks with news spreading the word that coronavirus is here and the sky is FALLING!!!
It’s turned the stock market — which always has a propensity to act like your Crazy Uncle Fester — into your Crazy Uncle Fester after a couple of shots of vodka.
One of the best things about being older is being wiser. Those of us who have been around the block a few times remember things.
The first rodeo of this sort that I remember watching was the Legionaires Disease Kerfuffle in 1976.
Then there were the Tylenol Cyanide Murders in 1982. All the Tylenol was taken off the shelves and people talked about how the brand would NEVER recover from this mortal blow.
We knew we would all die in a thermonuclear war because we watched The Day After and War Games in 1983. People my age have been told “were all going to die of _________” and so far we pretty much haven’t.
NEWSFLASH: No one gets out of here alive!!! We are all going to die of something.
So use your common sense.
Don’t lick doorknobs, practice your kindergarten good hygiene skills, get plenty of sleep, be careful on the roadways, don’t smoke, never drive drunk and watch out for people who do.
If you are sick or you feel a bit under the weather and you aren’t sure why (because allergy season is upon us, too), STAY HOME and don’t share your whatever it is with the rest of us.
That is all.
Now — because we don’t know how many days we’ve got, make the most of each and every one. Go for a walk, pet your dog, listen to birds sing, read some good books, do something creative, spend time with people you love.
Enjoy the day.