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        In these days of Covid, one is not allowed to feel puny!  And I fell for it.  Okay, I’ll back up a bit.

        Last week I began to feel bad, slept a lot, and took a lot of Tylenol.  Didn’t walk Thursday or Friday.  Good for the weekend when I don’t walk anyway.  I was going to get back with my regular routine today. 

        But my sister came; she didn’t stay because Sammy was sick.  She didn’t want to catch anything.  She is right; I shouldn’t go out and spread any germs around.  Fear.

        I had planned a family get-together for this weekend but I called it off.  Why?  Fear.  I was going to have my nails done, but I called it off.  Why?  Fear.  I had an appointment for a hearing aid check, but I called it off.  Why?  Fear. 

        Decided not to do any blogging this week except for Bloganuary which is easy and doesn’t take much planning, or thinking.  After all, my mind is dull.  Is a dull mind a sign of Covid?  I don’t know, but it might be.  Fear. 

         Have I checked all the symptoms to be sure I’m not getting Covid?  Fear.

        A couple of hours ago, I remembered back in the days when I would have to take some sick leave from school.  Back then what I had was called a Common Cold.  I doubled up on my Vitamin C!  I don’t think it ever lasted longer than three days.  What has changed from those days when one could have a cold, take some aspirin, and get back at the mill in a few days?  Fear.  Covid.

I’m not saying Covid is not to be feared; I’m saying a cold is not to be feared. I will stay at home and not spread my virus around; I’ll double up on my vitamin C, but I’ll not be bullied into fear.

2 Tim. 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to COVID’S WEAPON – FEAR

  1. This is an excellent observation Oneta— I’ve gotten the sniffles. Normally I’d chalk such up to my typical winter cold but you’re right- fear says anything but a cold—-and I for one hate living like this— but it’s what the powers that be expect

  2. I’ve been taking vitamin C and D. The fear is the virus.

  3. Yinglan says:

    I hope you feel better soon.

  4. shoreacres says:

    You’re so right, and as you probably figured out, this was part of the issue underlying my current post. Right now, we’re moving into what’s called Cedar Fever season, when the pollen from the Ashe juniper trees starts blowing around. Everyone who’s lived downwind of that stuff for more than a year recognizes the symptoms, and starts taking decongestants, but a whole lot of people are living in fear of — pollen!

  5. We’ve adopted the idea that anything symptomes we have are COVID.
    But, it’s such a mysterious virus that we can’t help and be cautious.
    I’ve had it and it’s unpleasant and overwhelming. As a senior, I need to be a lot more cautious too.
    Staying away from others may be extreme but it’s the best avenue for survival of it.
    Sadly, I fell ill to it again.
    Feel better soon … Belated Happy New Year Wishes to you. May 2022 bring you great health, joyful moments of laughter and a heart full of love … Stay Safe 😷 Isadora 😎

  6. Excellent. I will not fear a cold. Why? “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”


  7. calmkate says:

    fear is what our media and officials are pushing, they want docile compliancy with all the orders and the surest way of getting that it to instill great fear!

    I still go about my normal daily routine, neighbours claim they are jealous … I say just get on with your life as covid is here long term and we can’t hibernate even another week … due to fear!

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