With all the COVID-19 activity locally here in Wisconsin, it was right thing to do last week when we put the gym on hold for a little while again.  I’m thankful all of you are safe as far as I know.

I hope you continue to be personally responsible and do what you need to do to avoid contacting COVID-19.  MS is tough enough; we don’t need more to deal with.  Please do your part but also keep moving and stay active on your own.  Let’s hope and pray none of us have to deal with it.  Keep in mind that all of us living with MS are vulnerable.

We will not be getting together again this week at the gym.  We need to let this COVID activity settle down a bit.  I’ll keep you posted on a weekly basis with the intent of getting back together as soon as I feel we can do it safely.

It looks like it’s going to be too cold to ride at 7:00am Friday morning so we will not be getting together for our bike ride this week either.  I encourage you to get together yourselves later in the day after it warms up a bit and ride together.  It’s important (critical) we keep moving.  If you’re able to, going on walks or runs is also very good for us with MS this time of the year.  It doesn’t really matter what you do…Just Keep Moving!

Our Zoom prayer group on Wednesday mornings are a great place to get together virtually, catch up a bit and give thanks.  Even though we can’t get together physically, it’s so nice to see all who joins us virtually.  I really like the good things coming out of this group…seeing God’s work as blessings.  It’s awesome seeing so many of you there laughing, listening, sharing, giving thanks and praying!   Even in this pandemic, we have a lot to give thanks for, don’t we?

We’ll be doing it again tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 11:30am.  We’ll get together either via phone or computer (your choice) and share, talk, listen, give thanks, and pray in however God leads us.  It’s a way for all of us to get together virtually to catch up and be there for each other and with each other.  I hope you’ll join us!

Here’s a link to our Zoom Meeting that Ashley provided for us.  Thanks Ashley!  Just click or call @ 11:30am Wednesday and you’ll be connected.  I hope to “see” you there!  😊

You will need a password now because zoom tightened up it’s security.  The password is:  keepmoving

Topic: MS-Just Keep Moving Prayer Group

Time: This is a recurring meeting

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Password:  keepmoving

Meeting ID: 786 859 505

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My heart goes out to all the people and families of the people that have been affected by COVID-19.  This is really getting serious and close to home.  Whether actually having it, being exposed to it, being affected by businesses being shut down, losing your job, working on the front line, etc.  These are tough times and we really need to take it seriously and do our part of practicing social distancing and all other recommendations.  I hope you and your family are safe.  Let’s keep everyone affected in our prayers and pray we all get through this as safely as we can.

As we all go through this pandemic together, I encourage you to share a smile with someone.  Perhaps you could give someone a call that you haven’t talked with for a while just to see how they’re doing.  This pandemic is tough in many ways.  We all could use a little extra love and encouragement during these times.

Let’s be thankful for all the doctors, nurses and everyone in the health care that are putting themselves at risk every day and every night as they serve those with the Coronavirus.  These are amazing, selfless, courageous people!  Let’s also give thanks to all the people in the world that are working diligently to develop testing equipment and ways to treat this Coronavirus.  Let’s also give thanks for all the people that are working diligently to produce protective gear, respirators, and any other medical equipment to help us get through this pandemic.

We may be inconvenienced in many ways but others have it much worse.  Let’s be thankful we have each other.  I know I’m thankful for you!

Let’s stay calm, focused, healthy, flexible, have faith and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day and make good choices.

See you soon!