Please be conscious, mindful, deliberate in your efforts to watch out for others, the sick, the frail, and the elderly. Above all be safe. Here is a poem titled “ Our Time” that was given to me several years ago. Interesting read and some food for thought.

Our Time
Author Unknown

The paradox of our time is that we have
taller buildings, but shorter tempers;
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints;
We spend more, but have less;
We buy more but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families;
More conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
More knowledge, but less judgment;
More experts, but more problems;
More medicine, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced
our values;
We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life;
We’ve added years to life, not life to years;
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but
we have trouble crossing the street to meet the new
We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner space;
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul;
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We have higher incomes, but lower morals;
We’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men and short character;
Steep profits and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic
More leisure, but less fun;
More kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce;
Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom
window and nothing in the stockroom.

A time when we have choices, choices, choices,
Like your choice to help make a difference,
Or the choice to just look the other way …