Dealing with Hard Times Through an Inventor’s Eyes – Part 2

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. It is a crazy time, but this will come and go. As an inventor, I’m trying to look ahead and see the future. The question I have is “What kind of inventions are going to come out of these hard times?” When I speak of inventions, I’m speaking of everything that is new that has come directly out of this situation as an invention. I personally have always thought that the handshake was one of the worst greetings anyone could give another person. So, it appears that the handshake will go by the wayside, but what will replace it and who will invent it?

Last week I wrote about how we all can get through this corona virus time. Like all of us, Lady Linda and I are on edge and uncertain about what’s to come. Because of this, there are times when we don’t treat each other with the kindness and understanding we normally would. So, when you find yourself starting to treat others around you unkindly, what should you do?

Linda and I were working really hard. We had been working all day and it was now dark out. She and I started to bicker. At first, I started to make the mistake of adding fuel to the fire and started to escalate the situation. I then looked over at the clock (for the first time in many hours) and saw that it was late.

I asked my lady, “Do you realize how late it is?” She looked at the clock saying, “O my goodness and we haven’t eaten in more than six hours!” I then added, “We hadn’t drunk any water in hours and we were tired.

I then looked at Linda and said, we haven’t taken care of ourselves in hours. We need to stop everything we are doing. We need to eat something and get something to drink. In this case water, or something decaffeinated and nothing with alcohol in it. Caffeine just makes you more hyper and alcohol dehydrates you even more. We needed something to re-hydrate ourselves. And last but certainly not least, we need to get some rest.

Linda and I stopped bickering, ate, drank, and then got some rest. The next morning, we ate breakfast and started working refreshed and ready to take on another day.

So, during these hard times take a deep breath and realize we are in this together. Each of us is under unusual pressure being quarantined, so make sure you and your loved ones stay hydrated, have food in you, and get the rest you need. Then all that’s left is for all of you to work together so we can get to the other side together.

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Neal G. Brownell



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