I am sure you like me have all wished that there were times that we can just stay home for a bit. No stress, no work drama, nothing but rest and relaxation. I guess that old saying “Be careful for what you wish for” is appropriate. I have been house bound now for 5 weeks. Five weeks of working from my kitchen table. Never realized how uncomfortable my kitchen chairs are. Five weeks of trying to pretend that all is good in the world, while I find every day something else that I need that is back in the office. Five weeks of not seeing much of my family except for some video chats and quick hand-offs of things.
I know I am not alone in this and each morning when I wake up, I think we are one day closer to this being over. But does not mean life goes back to normal?? Will I ever automatically put my hand out to shake someone’s hand when we meet? Will my friends be greeted with a hug? When I hear someone cough, will I reach for the clorox wipes? I don’t know. Real Estate has been considered an essential business here in CT and for that I am happy that my members can still be out there doing what they do best but with new safety precautions. I am happy that I am fortunate to still be working, even from an uncomfortable kitchen chair. I am fortunate that my family is all healthy and they also are all still working. But what about those that aren’t? What can we do to help them? Drop off some food, groceries to anyone who may need some help. If everyone gives a little, the folks who need our help get alot.
Let’s remember the real small businesses that need our help. Not these giant franchises who in my opinion should not be considered as a “Small business” when it comes to financial assistance from our Government. Please consider picking up some gift cards from your favorite local restaurant and hand them out to your clients. Or save them for yourselves to use when this is all over. Thank a police officer, fireman, EMT, nurse, or doctor. We all know they are the true heros as well as the person at the grocery store who is ringing up your toilet paper or the person handing you your take out food. Saying THANK YOU is free and means so much in this time.
When this is all over, I look forward to seeing each and everyone of you in person. I look forward to be back working in our office and having you come in, even if it is just to say hello as you pass by. I look forward to heading to a concert, soccer game or a movie and will try very hard not to take those simple things for granted.
Stay safe, stay healthy and remember to appreciate the things that we usually take for granted..