By Jillian Chandler
Spring is always a joyful time of year for the community, as the sun shines brighter and the days become warmer and longer. This is the time of year for many of those much-anticipated events the community has been waiting for—since last year—to once again take place.
This month would have marked the 87th annual Daffodil Parade, the Washington State Spring Fair, the 110th Tacoma Community House Luncheon, community spring egg hunts, the Tacoma Guitar Festival, Reels and Wheels Dinner and Auction, The Michelob Ultra Tacoma City Marathon and so much more. But due to the current situation facing the entire world, all has been put on hold, with some events canceled until next year.
But if you can look at the bright side, now is the time to reflect and find new ways to find enjoyment—without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Many of us find ourselves wishing we had more time to spend with our loved ones, but with the busyness and stresses of everyday life, it can be hard to find the time. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread (as of press time), endangering our local communities and our way of life, it is important to take this opportunity to spend this valuable time in a positive way.
From board games and movie nights to preparing home-cooked meals with your significant other, children or roommates, embrace what you have and make the most of it! When is the last time you played charades or Win, Lose or Draw? How about reading a book aloud to the entire household, or having one of the kids read to the family? Learn a new recipe and get everyone involved in planning and preparing a meal together. Dim the light, turn the music on, and have your own dance party (or maybe you do this already?). Have races in the yard, work in your garden. Enjoy the things you rarely have the time for.
It’s not where you are but who you are with, and any time spent together is a time to be cherished. Entertainment and fun await, but it’s up to you to make it happen.