A Positive Thread

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-29-2020, 05:18 PM
rustyp rustyp is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,912
Thanks: 5,032
Thanked 1,020 Times in 342 Posts
Default A Positive Thread

I propose we set one thread aside to post the positive side of this trying situation we are in. People are sewing face masks, volunteering to check neighbors, willing to give away stimulus checks, business being creative with senior and healthcare hours, etc. Here is a small but touching one I experienced with a delivery pizza. Please contribute you experiences for a brighter day.

pizza-jpg
  #2  
Old 03-29-2020, 05:31 PM
rockandroller's Avatar
rockandroller rockandroller is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 239
Thanks: 2
Thanked 121 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Sorry that the forum doesn't allow for more than one "thumbs up" click.

Ya got mine!
__________________
The Village Rockers is now forming. Stay "tuned" for further details about this new club for musicians, singers and spectators. Send us your name and email address. We will put you on our email list for news, updates, meeting times and playdates.

Last edited by rockandroller; 03-29-2020 at 05:41 PM. Reason: grammer
  #3  
Old 03-29-2020, 05:57 PM
queasy27 queasy27 is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 870
Thanks: 457
Thanked 330 Times in 142 Posts
Default

From other news source:

"Community Development District 1 Supervisor Craig Estep is offering his assistance to those currently and soon to be homebound by the Coronavirus. He’s offering his help in picking up pharmacy and food store orders placed by CDD1 residents who have been diagnosed with the virus or who have been required, for one reason or another, to be quarantined in their homes and have no one to help them get delivery of urgently needed food and pharmaceutical items."
  #4  
Old 03-29-2020, 06:49 PM
kcrazorbackfan's Avatar
kcrazorbackfan kcrazorbackfan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 3,035
Thanks: 136
Thanked 1,017 Times in 310 Posts
Default

I’m starting to see more acts of kindness and people expressing their appreciation for business being open and then, there’s the flip side of those that have become damn nasty, especially at WD, Publix and Walmart.
__________________
For each of us, life is a journey. Where has your life taken you? Your entire life leads to the next step, the chance to define yourself by where you're headed, instead of where you stand. Today is the day you introduce yourself to your destiny.
  #5  
Old 03-29-2020, 07:07 PM
dewilson58's Avatar
dewilson58 dewilson58 is offline
Sage
Join Date: May 2013
Location: South of 466a, if you don't like me.......I live in Orlando.
Posts: 7,738
Thanks: 489
Thanked 4,751 Times in 1,809 Posts
Default

Love seeing people spread out on driveways, sharing time with close neighbors.


Saw one house with three golf carts pulled up to a screened lanai.


A lot of people lining up to watch sunsets all over TV.


Lot of walkers.
__________________
Mr. Helpful
  #6  
Old 03-29-2020, 07:08 PM
rockandroller's Avatar
rockandroller rockandroller is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 239
Thanks: 2
Thanked 121 Times in 64 Posts
Default

We continue to have "neighbor helping neighbor" in my village.

Thank you folks, there is a special place in heaven for all of you.
__________________
The Village Rockers is now forming. Stay "tuned" for further details about this new club for musicians, singers and spectators. Send us your name and email address. We will put you on our email list for news, updates, meeting times and playdates.
  #7  
Old 03-29-2020, 08:04 PM
rustyp rustyp is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,912
Thanks: 5,032
Thanked 1,020 Times in 342 Posts
Default

The son of a close friend from upstate NY is now home his own business shut down. His kids are home and being home schooled out of this. He is taking them out showing them how to get a slug out of a ? some sort of nut and use it as bait to catch a fish. They are building a fort in the backyard out of pallets but he is making the kids do the work. Yesterday he gave them a class on how to change a spare tire. How do you put a value on this ?
  #8  
Old 03-30-2020, 04:56 AM
egmcaninch egmcaninch is offline
Member
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 35
Thanks: 8
Thanked 90 Times in 18 Posts
Default Positive new threads in The Villages

Ditto in Fenney - neighbors helping neighbors; folks getting exercise while maintaining social distancing; working in their yards - being as productive as possible. Great spirit from TV residents from all over our great country!!
  #9  
Old 03-30-2020, 05:35 AM
ladyarwen3 ladyarwen3 is offline
Member
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Dunmore PA/ Village of Glenbrook
Posts: 73
Thanks: 117
Thanked 109 Times in 40 Posts
Default

I love how people are putting on their lights at 8 pm ... to "light the night" across the country, to let their neighbors know that we are all in this together. Here in TV, we always have our lampposts on, and many people have landscape lighting. What else can we do to show each other that we are all in this together?
  #10  
Old 03-30-2020, 05:42 AM
Cview Cview is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
Thanks: 36
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

FaceTiming family and friends. Played Yahtzee with Omaha grand kids. Actually have had more interaction with family during quarantine than before.
  #11  
Old 03-30-2020, 05:59 AM
Skunky1 Skunky1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 275
Thanks: 18
Thanked 270 Times in 124 Posts
Default

This is a great time to start a new business related to COVID-19 and wean us off China products. When life gives you lemons.......
  #12  
Old 03-30-2020, 06:14 AM
GaryKoca GaryKoca is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chicago area but spend a month every year in The Villages
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 104 Times in 46 Posts
Default

Donating tubs of food and $3400 to the Sozo kids in the Ocala National Forest was a pretty good gesture. Someone in Dunedin organized it and lots of people contributed.
  #13  
Old 03-30-2020, 06:49 AM
NotGolfer NotGolfer is offline
Sage
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Villages
Posts: 3,417
Thanks: 1,395
Thanked 433 Times in 176 Posts
Default

We're only promised today---tomorrow isn't yet promised and yesterday is gone! Focusing outward to be helpers (albeit neighbors) to those around us will take our eyes off from ourselves. To focus on "what if's" just produces anxiety. I love all the comments here on what people are doing. LIFE may be a bit different but it's going to be fine if we ALL work together!
  #14  
Old 03-30-2020, 07:00 AM
MIskra MIskra is offline
Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 63
Thanks: 13
Thanked 110 Times in 33 Posts
Default

This reminds me why I love living in The Villages:

Lisa Beck - Sang out on my driveway for my neighbors. We...

Let's continue to inspire each other through these tough times!
  #15  
Old 03-30-2020, 07:08 AM
rockandroller's Avatar
rockandroller rockandroller is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 239
Thanks: 2
Thanked 121 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MIskra View Post
This reminds me why I love living in The Villages:

Lisa Beck - Sang out on my driveway for my neighbors. We...

Let's continue to inspire each other through these tough times!
God Bless the U.S.A.

__________________
The Village Rockers is now forming. Stay "tuned" for further details about this new club for musicians, singers and spectators. Send us your name and email address. We will put you on our email list for news, updates, meeting times and playdates.
Closed Thread

Tags
thread, positive, senior, healthcare, hours

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.