Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Mar 16 6:25pm

Let's create a space to offer a daily reprieve.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty and fear into our lives. Some of that fear and uncertainty can be caused by over thinking what is going on or unnecessarily worrying. So, I'm making sure I wash my hands frequently, not touching my face, staying away from social gatherings and all of the recommended guidelines to help avoid getting or spreading COVID-19 but it can be a little boring. I try to not watch news all day long while I'm in this self imposed captivity. I like to take pictures of birds and other creatures from my window as a welcome break.

I invite you to join me in sharing pictures, favorite poems, sayings, mottos, funny moments. Let's take a daily break together.

@johnbishop One winter at our bird feeder was a squirrel he got inside the feeder ? In morning my husband had to get the hammer and detach the roof for him 👍 😀 he ran away as fast as he could didn't come back must of spent night in the birdhouse

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@johnbishop

Jealous am I with my 5 AHI – lots of hip pain and trying get comfortable

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5? 😲😲 I am with you there, buddy. Pain is a serious obstacle to sleep. Oftentimes, I cannot find any comfortable position to sleep and the pain itself, regardless of position, keeps me awake. My biggest issues are my shoulders, upper back, and neck (but I have hip). For a person with Apnea who should be trying to sleep on her side, that sucks. I could load myself up with a lot of painkillers but it's not a good idea and oftentimes it doesn't even help. I take a small dose of a psych med, Seroquel (which I don't like) and Clonazepam, a muscle relaxer, to knock me out or I would be repositioning my neck and adjusting my shoulder position all night. It does not always work, but most nights it helps. Of course, those meds contribute to Hypopneas 🙄🙄 so I tried cutting back on the Clonazepam last night. I think it's the risk factor of you being male that is the problem. 😂 I hope you understand my humor because sometimes people don't and think I'm insulting them. 🤐

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@gingerw

@ilovedoodie That pink and white object is the rabbit. The yellow hat is sitting between the ears of the critter! Is actually is a piece of a dead tree that looks like rabbit ears, and was painted. We will be decorating 4 different holidays and seasons throughout the year. We're also taking bets that my coyote will stay and nobody will walk off with it! That coyote has been with me for over 20 years and has moved several times, been many places, and seeing lots of things. Our husband's just shake their head. The neighbor's grown children are embarrassed. Mission accomplished!
Ginger

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😂😂😂😂

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For the eagle lovers out there. This art work is made out of drift wood. One of many we saw last winter in Victoria BC.

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What creative talent lives among us! We see it in so many ways and at so many levels in our scientists, state and local leaders as well as friends and neighbors as people find new ways to speed this mind and heart wrenching period to its close.

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@johnbishop

In the Summer of 2008 I had the opportunity to go with my wife's sister, her husband, two teenage grandkids and their pastor on a mission trip to Nome, Alaska to do some volunteer work at KICY Radio Station. We had been to Alaska 8 years earlier but on a inside passage cruise followed by a bus trip from Seward, AK to Anchorage and then a train trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. That was a great trip but the trip to Nome gave me a peek at what I think is the real Alaska along with learning some of the history of Nome from our great after work hours tour guide who ran the radio station. These two photos were Wyatt Earp's first house in Nome during the Gold Rush.

Wyatt Earp’s Alaskan Adventure — Where and how did he live, and what happened to his fortune from Nome?
https://truewestmagazine.com/wyatt-earps-alaskan-adventure/

KICY AM & FM – http://www.kicy.org/

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Passing this on to my husband, thanks John

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My daily inspiration for today and it made my heart glad that we have such great law enforcement folks as well as healthcare here in Minnesota. I saw this post on Facebook and copied the text for those that may not have access to Facebook.
Here's the Facebook post – https://www.facebook.com/sarosh.janjua/posts/10163167858590117

Sarosh Ashraf Janjua added a new photo to the album: COVIDity.
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A Minnesota State trooper pulled me over on I-35 this past weekend for driving above the speed limit. When he saw my Massachusetts driver’s license, he asked me what I was doing all the way out in Minnesota, so I told him I travel here every month for my work as a locums cardiologist.

He went back to his patrol car to look up my license, and when he returned, quite firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients.

Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning.

As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back. It wasn’t until my hand had closed around what he was giving me that its unexpected bulkiness drew my eyes to it.

Five N95 masks, from the supply the state had given him for his protection.

I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.

Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.

This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking.

The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage.

We are going to be ok.

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@johnbishop

My daily inspiration for today and it made my heart glad that we have such great law enforcement folks as well as healthcare here in Minnesota. I saw this post on Facebook and copied the text for those that may not have access to Facebook.
Here's the Facebook post – https://www.facebook.com/sarosh.janjua/posts/10163167858590117

Sarosh Ashraf Janjua added a new photo to the album: COVIDity.
17 hrs ·
A Minnesota State trooper pulled me over on I-35 this past weekend for driving above the speed limit. When he saw my Massachusetts driver’s license, he asked me what I was doing all the way out in Minnesota, so I told him I travel here every month for my work as a locums cardiologist.

He went back to his patrol car to look up my license, and when he returned, quite firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients.

Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning.

As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back. It wasn’t until my hand had closed around what he was giving me that its unexpected bulkiness drew my eyes to it.

Five N95 masks, from the supply the state had given him for his protection.

I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.

Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.

This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking.

The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage.

We are going to be ok.

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@johnbishop That put a tear in my eye. Thank you.
Ginger

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@fiesty76

What creative talent lives among us! We see it in so many ways and at so many levels in our scientists, state and local leaders as well as friends and neighbors as people find new ways to speed this mind and heart wrenching period to its close.

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@fiesty76 A friend of mine paints on rocks here's our cabin

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@johnbishop

My daily inspiration for today and it made my heart glad that we have such great law enforcement folks as well as healthcare here in Minnesota. I saw this post on Facebook and copied the text for those that may not have access to Facebook.
Here's the Facebook post – https://www.facebook.com/sarosh.janjua/posts/10163167858590117

Sarosh Ashraf Janjua added a new photo to the album: COVIDity.
17 hrs ·
A Minnesota State trooper pulled me over on I-35 this past weekend for driving above the speed limit. When he saw my Massachusetts driver’s license, he asked me what I was doing all the way out in Minnesota, so I told him I travel here every month for my work as a locums cardiologist.

He went back to his patrol car to look up my license, and when he returned, quite firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients.

Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning.

As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back. It wasn’t until my hand had closed around what he was giving me that its unexpected bulkiness drew my eyes to it.

Five N95 masks, from the supply the state had given him for his protection.

I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.

Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.

This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking.

The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage.

We are going to be ok.

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Great story, @johnbishop. There is still a lot of good in the world when you read about kindness like this.

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@gingerw

This is a picture from our camping trip a few years ago to Death Valley. My husband took so many pictures it was hard to chose! This is one of the evening sunsets.
Ginger

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An amazing, picture, @gingerw!

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@lioness

@fiesty76 A friend of mine paints on rocks here's our cabin

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@lioness, I can't imagine painting such an intricate picture on a rock. I'm very impressed!

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@johnbishop

My daily inspiration for today and it made my heart glad that we have such great law enforcement folks as well as healthcare here in Minnesota. I saw this post on Facebook and copied the text for those that may not have access to Facebook.
Here's the Facebook post – https://www.facebook.com/sarosh.janjua/posts/10163167858590117

Sarosh Ashraf Janjua added a new photo to the album: COVIDity.
17 hrs ·
A Minnesota State trooper pulled me over on I-35 this past weekend for driving above the speed limit. When he saw my Massachusetts driver’s license, he asked me what I was doing all the way out in Minnesota, so I told him I travel here every month for my work as a locums cardiologist.

He went back to his patrol car to look up my license, and when he returned, quite firmly told me it was very irresponsible of me to be speeding, especially since I would not only take up resources if I got into an accident, but would also not be in a position to help patients.

Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning.

As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back. It wasn’t until my hand had closed around what he was giving me that its unexpected bulkiness drew my eyes to it.

Five N95 masks, from the supply the state had given him for his protection.

I burst into tears. And though it may just have been the cold wind, I think he teared up a little as well, before wishing me well and walking away.

Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate protective equipment, and in my darkest moments, have worried about what would happen if I fell sick far from home.

This complete stranger, who owed me nothing and is more on the front lines than I am, shared his precious masks with me, without my even asking.

The veil of civilization may be thin, but not all that lies behind it is savage.

We are going to be ok.

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Oh, John, this is purrfect. There are so many, many wonderful giving and forgiving people in the grand land of ours. This example is another that gladdens the heart! Thank you.

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@hopeful33250

@lioness, I can't imagine painting such an intricate picture on a rock. I'm very impressed!

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@hopeful33250 I know isn't it amazing. She puts her stuff on Etsy and sells them but she did the whole women's Bible class a rock of what they wanted .

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@lioness

@fiesty76 A friend of mine paints on rocks here's our cabin

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Beautiful!

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