Crisis, hell! It’s an opportunity . . .

Yes, these are scary times.  The whole world is on lockdown due to the Corona virus.  But there are bright spots shining through the darkness.

Husbands and wives are getting to spend good, quality time together.  In our case, we’ve rediscovered each other’s sense of humor.  We’re taking daily walks, talking to people in the adjoining neighborhoods, and binge watching some terrific series on Netflix.  Just yesterday morning, we were greeted with a FaceTime call from our youngest son and our two granddaughters.  What a wonderful way to start the day.  In fact, all four of our kids have been more in touch, checking on our well being.  What a delight!

There are other fringe benefits to this crisis.  Here’s an example.  Because of all the walking I do (two or more miles each day), my exercise shoes have developed holes in their soles.  Just for the heck of it, I thought I’d go online and see about ordering a new pair.  I went to the New Balance website and began exploring different models.  I settled on one particular pair and put them in my “shopping cart.”  Then, weighing the cost, I decided to wait a while, and logged off.  Best decision I ever could have made.  This morning, I found that I had received an email from New Balance with an offer of 25% off on any purchase.  Sure enough, when I logged back onto their website, I found that those $100 shoes in my shopping cart now had a 25% discount applied to them.  Bingo!  I sealed the deal, and am now awaiting arrival of my new footwear.

There are those who say, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  I guess, in some kind of weird way, I would have to agree.  Make the most of this particular crisis.  Go for a walk.  Play a board game with your mate.  Call your kids.  Heck, write a book!  Read a book.  Read something.  This crisis won’t last forever!

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I am a former professional fly-fishing guide, and I write the Matt Davis Mystery Series, which presently consists of five books: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day, Twice Bitten, Broken Promises and Deadly Ransom. The series is set in the real town of Roscoe, NY, in the Catskill Mountains, where I guided for ten years. I love fly fishing, movies, cooking (and eating), and music. To learn more about me and my writing, please visit my website at:
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14 Responses to Crisis, hell! It’s an opportunity . . .

  1. Joyce Holloway says:

    Thanks, Joe, for the positive message. Up here in the virus epicenter, teacher car caravans are driving through neighborhoods, waving, tooting horns, and cheering up quarenteened kids and parents. Great things we can do when challenged. Stay safe and enjoy your walks!


    • Thanks, Joyce. I must admit we both have a little cabin fever, but we’re catching up on a lot of AWFUL Netflix and Amazon Prime programming. (To be fair, there’s lots of good stuff, too!) 🙂


  2. David Hinson says:

    Great post Joe. I want to add that it will be a great stock-buying opportunity when this all blows over (Caveat – I am not responsible for any financial decisions made by anyone but me.)
    Hope we can get down to see you soon.


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    • Thanks, Dave. We miss you guys! Shouldn’t be too long. If you haven’t traveled out of your neighborhood . . . LOL. I agree with you about buying stock. I think I’m going to pick up some more of what I already have soon.


  3. Yes, thoughtful Joe, there is always something positive to find in everything that happens. I’m hoping this is a wakeup call to us all to put God first, love first, and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” into our every thought and action. We became too physical in our living patterns on this Earth. This may truly bring down upon our knees. Namaste!

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  4. Another good that will come from this pandemic will be how it saves the social security system.

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