Visual Escapes and Daily Inspirations: Share Yours

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Mar 16, 2020

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.

@fiesty76

@johnbishop, Thanks for understanding. This olde gal is "willing" but she seems slower and more easily confused about everything these days. Smiles. So if I add notes to @zeiracorp for her black & white pics and you for your latest, you both will see the post??? However, if I add a note to someone in the walking grp who doesn't follow this thread, they won't see my response to them?

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@fiesty76 if you tag a person with their @membername then they will receive an email notification. Have you had the opportunity to look at the Getting Started on Connect guide? There is a link in the left column of the footer on every Connect page that provides step by step "how to" for different tasks on Connect. Here's the direct link: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

There's also another article that you may find helpful — Tips for Participating in an Online Community:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

The answer to your first question – … you will both see the post??? — we both should see your post (assuming we are following the discussion or you mentioned our @membernames. The answer to your second question – …you add a note to someone in the walking group who doesn't follow this thread, they won't see your response to them? — same answer, if they are following this discussion, they see the post or if you mention their @membername, they will see your note.

Hope this helps! Happy Thursday 🙂

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@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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Hi @lilypaws, You have definitely found a silver-lining! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and attitude towards what could be a stressful situation. I wish you all the best on June 9.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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@lilypaws Thanks for sharing! So happy it's coming together for you. Definitely good to count our blessings.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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Glad you are scheduled. Saying a prayer for completely successful surgery and rapid recovery.

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@johnbishop

@fiesty76 if you tag a person with their @membername then they will receive an email notification. Have you had the opportunity to look at the Getting Started on Connect guide? There is a link in the left column of the footer on every Connect page that provides step by step "how to" for different tasks on Connect. Here's the direct link: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

There's also another article that you may find helpful — Tips for Participating in an Online Community:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/tips-for-participating-in-an-online-community/

The answer to your first question – … you will both see the post??? — we both should see your post (assuming we are following the discussion or you mentioned our @membernames. The answer to your second question – …you add a note to someone in the walking group who doesn't follow this thread, they won't see your response to them? — same answer, if they are following this discussion, they see the post or if you mention their @membername, they will see your note.

Hope this helps! Happy Thursday 🙂

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@johnbishop, Thank you, John, for your help and the links. Can I do this??? I think I can, I think I…….smiles with the help and patience of others that is. Smiles

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@fiesty76

@johnbishop, Thank you, John, for your help and the links. Can I do this??? I think I can, I think I…….smiles with the help and patience of others that is. Smiles

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Yes you can, yes you can, I know you can, I know you can…

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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@lilypaws, Great news that your tests came out well And…that your husband can be with you in the hospital!! Also sounds like a much easier surgery and healing that now they can go through the back and not front and back ? Will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers. You certainly have your priorities in order!!! vbg Wishing you the best of all outcomes for surgery and recovery.

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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Best of luck! 🍀

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@lilypaws

@johnbishop Everyone can laugh at this. My way of surviving Covid-19 is to have joy that I finally have my surgery scheduled for June 9th and all the tests I did on Monday came out ok. Also, my husband can be in the hospital with me and in my room. Before he could not be in the hospital or my room. They just okayed it last week. I don't have time to think of Covid-19. Just thankful that the MN governor opened up elective surgery. The surgeon thought at first they would have to go through my front and back for the spinal fusion from T-10 to my pelvis. After what my tests showed they only have to go through my back. So, I have faith and joy and don't have time to think of Covid 19. I'm not saying everyone to have surgery to feel better about the nasty Covid-19. Just count your blessings that you are here on earth.

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@lilypaws So happy for you that your test came out o.k. and everything seems to be coming together . Glad they are only going in through the back and not both . Im rooting for you and know with your attitude you are going to be fine with this operation and afterwards also. I'm glad to hear from you and how positive you are we all need this at this time of being in . Doing the happy dance with the snow owl

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Special day at the bird feeder today…some of my favorites showed up and even provided a show for me.

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@mayofeb2020

Here's something from Canada to start the morning…

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Fabulous, wonderful, fun, hopeful, just a great way to get a smile.😁 Thanks. Feel less lonely somehow.

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