Life Prep For a Pandemic #284

by Sue Hawkes

I didn’t realize growing up with depression era parents prepared me for a pandemic.

In our house, we have enough supplies. While I believe we work hard and try to do the right thing, my husband and I are both from humble backgrounds. My parent’s practices offered great training for today’s world and I’m grateful.

Here are some of the gifts:

  1. We never lacked for anything, or at least we weren’t aware if it was missing. Our focus was on what we had.
  2. We always had food in the freezer, back up supplies and reserves… “just in case” (We have plenty of toilet paper and always have for this reason).
  3. There’s always another way to make leftovers a “new” meal; you just need to be creative, add eggs or cheese. Silly, but it works.
  4. When we’re together, we’re going to be just fine. Relationships are first. Take care of each other.
  5. If you have some, share. Help others and don’t worry about tomorrow, it will take care of itself if you take care of others today.
  6. Enjoy the simple things. Games, laughter, pets, reading, hobbies, music, and people.
  7. Wash your “tin” foil and reuse it. The same goes for plastic bags and twist ties. These things can be used more than once.
  8. Keep a neat, clean, orderly house and body. Take care of what you have, or you’ll lose it.
  9. Don’t waste time, energy, money, food, or anything else. There are many in need; share what you can spare.
  10. Find joy in the moment. Nothing is permanent. Nothing. The good times or the bad will pass, finding joy in the journey is what makes it worthwhile.
Sue HawkesLife Prep For a Pandemic #284