I mostly view myself as independent. But when I become ill I find how dependent upon others I can really be. And that's a lesson that was repeated when I came down with Covid for a second time this last Tuesday.
Many friends and business associates called to offer help. Mostly, they offered food. And those are the offers that I took them up on. So at least once a day, meals would appear on my porch.
It's not like I can't cook for myself. But for some reason this Covid makes me unmotivated. One of the symptoms of Covid is fatigue, something that I experience periodically. So if I do cook, it has to be something really simple.
I could do something like go to a local restaurant drive-thru and order something to go. But I do feel a sense of responsibility to the community. And I don't want to be responsible for giving someone else Covid.
I am grateful to have people who want to make my life easier. And one of these days I'm sure I'll have a chance to reciprocate.