There’s always noise on the internet and in life. The noise is amplified given the virus and its impact on all of our lives. Struggle brings out the best in some people and the worst in others. For every mobile birthday parade we see, there’s some meaningless gibberish about nail salons and how much money they make. I used to love getting in Facebook Fights and Twitter Beefs. I don’t anymore. I’m muting people these days. I’m not unfriending or blocking people. We all handle stress differently and everyone doesn’t see things the way I do. I also don’t have to see things the way they do.
Through all of this, I’ve learned that I really like my family. I’ve always loved them, but you have to really like somebody to take being around them all day, every day, for weeks on end. We look largely unkempt, but we still like to see each other. We laugh at each other’s jokes and we make fun of each other. Some people pose for pictures, but this really is us:
Get a good laugh when you can and tell the seniors in your life to get those Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship applications in. The deadline is Thursday, April 30.