Search Page – Find The Panda

This was on Facebook. It took a while for me to find it, but I finally did.

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You have to look really closely and you will probably be able to find it. The harder they are to find, the better. Once you find it, you can’t not find it the next time.

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Just Because She’s Your Mom

This was on Facebook. I have always tried to respect her and do what she told me to do.

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Laura Slater 2D

Cindy Moore White

July 26, 2:41 PM

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Growing up, I always tried to respect and obey my Mother. Even when I was being corrected, I respected her, because I know she was doing it to correct me for something that I was doing that was either dangerous or wrong to do. She always taught us children to love God, Jesus, our families, our friends, respect older people, don’t say bad words. treat other people like we wanted to be treated, and behave by not acting silly all of the time. We were taught to say the grace before every meal, and to say our prayers before we went to bed. We were also taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, or “No Thank you, but, thank you for asking.” People we new always got hugs before we left, when we said :Good Bye:.  In other words, we were brought up right, and I thank my Mother daily for it. We were not left out just to fend for our self like a lot of children today are. When I stop to think about all of the stuff my Mother taught us, I thank her every day, no matter where ai am at the time.

The Bible tells us, “Children, obey your parents that their days may be long upon this earth.”

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In The Bible…….

This was on Facebook, and I feel the same way as this man does.

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God does not care about the color of our skin. He cares if we love Him and have asked Him into our hearts, and whether or not we will follow His teachings. To God our skin color is not an issue. The Bible tells us that we are all created equal, and in His image. To me, that means that no one color is better than the other, or worse than the other. We are just the same. Being created equal means we all have the following in our bodies: a brain, a heart, two eyes, two ears,a tongue, a mouth, an esophagus, a throat, tonsils, a stomach, a liver, large intestines and small intestines(bowels), a spleen, two kidneys, a pancreas, a pelvis, two arms and hands, two legs and feet, a gallbladder, and a bladder. To top it all off, “WE ALL BLEED RED WHEN WE ARE SCRATCHED OR PUNCTURED WITH A SHARP OBJECT.”

Being created equal, we should treat each other like brothers and sisters, because that’s what we are. We are brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. When we see a brother or sister in trouble or in need, we should try to help them out the best we can. The “Golden Rule” in the Bible is in Matthew 7:12, and Luke 6:31. In Matthew 7:12 it is written: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you; do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. … shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” It doesn’t actually say “The Golden Rule.”, that’s just what it has come to be known as, how everybody that says anything refers to it as.If another person is down in the road hurt and needing help, we are supposed to help the man, or get help to him. If another man is sick or injured and needing someone to help him with daily life, we are to go to him and help him with meals, medicines, bathing, and feeding him, whether he is actually a brother or not one, we are still to help him.

In telling us to do this, it doesn’t say to only help someone of your same color or nationality, it says to help your neighbor in whatever way he needs help.” in the Bible there is a section stating specifics, it is; Matthew 25:36 – “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye … did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? … widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. … Good men, if they could not obtain release of prisoners, might comfort and …”

 

 

You Should Wear A Mask

This was from Facebook. This article is very informative about the wearing of face masks. I think it would benefit everybody to read it.

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Yes, You Should Wear a Mask. Here’s How and Why

July 14, 2020 9:15 AM

Properly wearing a mask or cloth face covering can help keep you safe while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As cases of COVID-19 begin to spike again across the country, it’s important to stay steadfast in helping prevent further spread of the virus. While you should continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face and follow social distancing rules, wearing a mask is an additional step you should also take to stay safe. Here’s why:

As we’ve learned throughout this pandemic, the most common way COVID-19 spreads is through person-to-person contact. When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, they produce respiratory droplets that can travel about six feet and can land in the mouths or noses of those nearby. COVID-19 can also be spread by people who don’t know they have the virus since they aren’t experiencing any symptoms. Because of this, the Centers for Disease Control recommend wearing masks or cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the virus. As of July 13, this recommendation became a requirement for those in the state of Michigan as Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order requiring mask use in all indoor public spaces.

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“Wearing a mask is recommended when we are indoors with others and can’t reliably maintain the six-foot social distancing rules,” says Amanda Valyko, MPH, the director of infection prevention and epidemiology for Michigan Medicine. “In these circumstances, a mask can add an extra layer of protection.”

To make sure you are properly protected, there are some things you should and should NOT do when wearing a mask or cloth face covering:

  • Choose a mask that doesn’t have a valve or other openings in it.
  • Make sure it covers your face from the bridge of your nose down to your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face, making sure there are no gaps.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily through it.
  • Wash it regularly using water and a mild detergent; dry it completely in a hot dryer; store it in a clean container or bag.
  • Do not allow it to slip under your nose and don’t wear it on your forehead or around your neck.
  • Do not put it on a child younger than 2, anyone who has trouble breathing or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove it without assistance.
  • Do not touch the inside of it, as it may be contaminated from your breathing, coughing or sneezing.
  • Do not share it with others in your household without washing and drying it first.

While wearing a mask may not keep you from getting COVID-19, it can help lower the odds. If you’re sick, a mask can help keep your germs from infecting others. If you’re healthy, a mask can help keep respiratory droplets from someone who is sick from landing in your nose and mouth. While we can’t quantify how effective it is to wear a mask, we do know it offers some protection while not wearing one offers none. In short, we are all at the lowest risk when everyone wears a mask.

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Despite the CDC’s recommendations, there is one big myth out there about the safety of wearing a mask – that it causes you to breath in dangerous amounts of carbon dioxide. “For those who can medically tolerate wearing a mask, there is no science to support claims that wearing a mask can harm you,” says Valyko. “Health care workers wear masks and respirators daily, often for extended periods of time, without incident. While it may be uncomfortable, this is how we can help protect one another from COVID-19.”

There is still so much to learn about COVID-19 but, as we all venture back out to restaurants and stores and re-join our families for birthdays and anniversaries this summer, it’s important to make wearing a mask a priority.

“We are all in this together and wearing a mask helps protect you and everyone around you, especially those who are at the highest risk,” says Valyko.

Prayer To God

This was on Facebook.

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 Based in Sweden1d 

I am praying for my family friends and the whole world.

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My Reply, which is quite lengthy, was as follows:

Dear God, I try really hard to be the kind of person you want me to be. I treat all people equal, but I am not able to do all that they need me to do for them. When I can’t do what I think you want me to do, but can’t, I get upset with myself. Usually I apologize for not being able to help them very much, but that I will pray for them if they want me to, and I end up praying with them right there on the spot, because the Bible says “Where two or more are gathered in My name, there I shall be also.” I also invoke the passage to make Satan leave. I tell him “The Bible says that if I tell you to flee in Jesus name because the Bible says so, then you have to do it. So ‘Satan, get thee behind me in the name of Jesus. The Bible says you have to do it, I believe it so flee’.” I come asking You to forgive me for not being able to do all the things that I know people need to be done. I thank You for all of the things that You do for me, like keeping me well from the COVID-19, making it possible to qualify for a caregiver to help me around the apartment, providing the nurses that help me change my catheters every week, for giving me the strength to crochet scarves for homeless people, for being able to color the pictures that people may want in return for a donation to make more scarves for the homeless, and many other things, but especially for my friends and family. One really big thing that I thank You for is the promise that once a person has become a Child Of God and is therefore in Your hands, nobody can pluck that person out of Your hands. Thank You for bringing me safely through the day and then allowing me to wake up in the morning and see all the beauty around me that You have made for us. You are my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love Your Child, Bonnie Jean Hern.
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A Wonderful World

This was on Facebook.

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Based in Sweden

 June 27 at 9:03 PM 

And I think to myself what a wonderful world!

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Just one example of the beauty all around us, that God has given us. When I first saw this picture, I myself thought the same thing as in the comment above, “What A Wonderful World.” and that it’s amazing when you stop to think of the many things that God has given us. The reflection off of the water makes it even that much more beautiful.

 

COVID-19 And Nursing Homes

This was on Facebook. This is important information both for people with parents or other family members, or other loved ones, already in nursing homes, and those who may have parents or other family members, or other loved ones, in a nursing home in the not too distant future.

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AARP Urges Lawmakers to Better Protect Nursing Homes from Coronavirus

Facilities need better testing, protective gear, virtual visitation and more transparency and accountability

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Two-thirds of coronavirus-related deaths in metropolitan Phoenix have occurred in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, AARP’s Arizona director on Thursday told members of a House of Representatives subcommittee examining how COVID-19 has affected such facilities in similar ways all across the country.

“AARP has heard from thousands of people all across the country whose loved ones – their mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and dear friends – lost their lives in nursing homes,” Dana Marie Kennedy told the House Ways and Means Committee’s health subcommittee. “We are deeply alarmed by the rising death toll and the continued lack of urgent action. Much more is needed now to protect residents, staff, their loved ones and the surrounding communities from this disease.”

Kennedy was one of seven witnesses to testify during a virtual subcommittee hearing on how the coronavirus has had an impact on nursing homes. Nationwide, more than 50,000 nursing home residents have succumbed to COVID-19, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Kennedy shared AARP’s five-point plan for helping to stem the continued loss of life and improve conditions in the nation’s long-term care facilities. The points are:

  • Ensuring access to adequate personal protective equipment and testing
  • Ensuring adequate staff and the ability of long-term care ombudsmen to have access to the facility
  • Requiring transparency of COVID-19 data, including cases at a facility, transfer and discharge rights, and how nursing homes are using the federal relief funds they have received
  • Requiring facilities to provide residents and their families with virtual visits
  • Rejecting proposals to grant broad legal immunity to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

All of the witnesses at the hearing, which included a Texas woman who lost her brother to the virus, a licensed practical nurse as well as a researcher and advocates, said they continue to hear firsthand reports that long-term care facilities still lack the PPE they need and that testing for the virus is still lacking.

“Today we are still understaffed, overworked and don’t have enough PPE,” said Melinda Haschak, a licensed practical nurse at a Connecticut nursing home. Haschak, a single mother, said she frequently has had to unknowingly care for residents who tested positive for the coronavirus and when she contracted the illness she had to isolate herself from her two teenage daughters and ailing sister.

Haschak said she was grateful for donations of food to her and her coworkers as well as the occasional pizza party. But, she said, “I do not need a pizza party, we need PPE.”

David Grabowski, a professor at the Harvard Medical School, said testing in nursing homes is still not adequate. “Until we get rapid and accurate testing for all staff and residents, we won’t be able to contain COVID,” Grabowski said. “This can’t be just a one-off. We need a surveillance program that regularly tests staff and residents in order to identify new cases as they emerge.”

Delia Satterwhite, whose brother died in an Austin, Texas, nursing home from the coronavirus, said after the facility called her on March 13 to say she could no longer visit, she was not able to have any contact with him except the occasional visit through a window. “The worst part is that he died alone,” Satterwhite said emotionally. Her brother died on April 16. “I should have been with him,” she said.

Kennedy also urged Congress to require virtual visitation. “In America, when the technology to facilitate virtual visits is not only abundant, but increasingly affordable, it is nothing short of a scandal that these visits are still not available on a regular basis to many Americans in these facilities,” she said.

What Is The The Future For The Star Spangled Banner?

This was on Facebook.

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Calls for the Star Spangled Banner to be scrapped as the U.S. National Anthem
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Calls for the Star Spangled Banner to be scrapped as the U.S. National Anthem
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It is hard for me to believe that America is stooping so low as to scrap the Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem. We are a country that was founded FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM NOT FROM RELIGION. We are not a communist country, SO WHY IS EVERY MENTION OF RELIGION, GOD, JESUS OR HEAVEN BEING ERASED FROM OUR LIVES?????? Are the forces that be turning us little by little to communism?
Is this for real?

MY VOICE ON ABORTION

The picture is from Facebook, a partial birth abortion. The written comment is from me. They can call it abortion all they want to, but it is out and out MURDER. That is a full term baby, but because it hasn’t taken a breath outside the womb, it’s called an abortion. CALL IT WHAT IT IS, ABORTION!!!!!!!!!

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  • They can call it abortion all they want to, but it is out and out MURDER. That is a full term baby, but because it hasn’t taken a breath outside the womb, it’s called an abortion. CALL IT WHAT IT IS, ABORTION!!!!!!!!!

Grandparents Face Separation Anxiety During Coronavirus

This was on my Facebook. The article was focused on the anxiety that grandparents are going through due to the separation from their grandchildren during the COVID-19 quarantine. The article brings out many good points about the anxiety that is suffered. But the anxiety that is suffered, is not only by grandparents and grandchildren, but also by aunts and uncles and their nieces and nephews, and parents and children, if the children have already left home due to marriage or continued education. So if by chance you are some other relative besides a grandparent, just substitute what your relationship is with the child/children, every time the article mentions grandparents.

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Grandparents Face Separation Anxiety During Coronavirus

Driveway visits, video chats sub for real-time bonding

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Gloria Warnicki’s family room is set up to entertain her grandchildren. Until recently, they spent endless weekends at her Darien, Illinois, home, mostly in this room full of toys, art supplies and coloring books.

But the room has been still since stay-at-home orders were enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus. No weekend sleepovers with “Gigi,” the name her 10 grandchildren call her. No more trips to the ice cream parlor or Barnes & Noble. Instead, they see each other over Zoom video chat, or wave from the car.

“I miss feeling them, holding those little hands,” says Warnicki, 72, an office administrator whose four grown children live in the greater Chicago area, close enough for Warnicki to play an active role in their lives. Until lately.

“I don’t want them to lose that feeling of wanting to be with me and wanting to spend time with me.”

— Gloria Warnicki

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of Americans, and for many of the country’s 70 million grandparents, contact with young grandchildren has been cut off. Older Americans have a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19, and children may be asymptomatic carriers. So intimate relationships have been frozen in time, leaving grandparents longing for a connection they once took for granted.

“Grandparents are these enormously important attachment figures,” says psychiatrist Alan Schlechter, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Health. Though families worry the separation could weaken the bond between grandparent and grandchild, Schlechter does not see a significant risk. “Children are not going to forget loving grandparents,” he says. “That’s not the way human brains work.”

The bond may be lasting, but childhood is not. Children grow quickly, and an older grandparent may see the clock ticking. “If you’re in your 60s, late 70s, and say, ‘When am I going to see my grandchildren again?,’ that’s a legitimate question,” says Adi Loebl, a family and geriatric psychiatrist and chief medical officer at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City.

Warnicki, who has hypertension, is worried about the health risk her grandchildren pose to her and her 92-year-old mother, a cancer survivor with hypertension, who is staying with her. So Warnicki sees her grandchildren over Zoom. Her 7-year-old grandson, Sebastian, plays his drums, guitar and keyboard for her over the internet. The videos help, but they’re no substitute for babysitting him after school every Friday. “We used to do puzzles and games. We used to spin Beyblades [a toy],” she says. “He misses that kind of closeness.”

To keep her grandchildren engaged, she calls them daily, asking pointed questions about their friends and schoolwork. “I don’t want them to lose that feeling of wanting to be with me and wanting to spend time with me,” she says.

Occasionally, Warnicki drives by her children’s homes to visit from the driveway. Once, she wore a coat backward, creating a barrier to give her granddaughter a hug. “You want to cry. You just don’t realize how important that is,” Warnicki says. “My granddaughter, she didn’t want to let go, and when she did let go, she stood back and she was crying and I was crying.”

Medical experts see such outdoor encounters as relatively safe. Small children “are short, so they’re at your knees. A quick hug. What can you do?” says geriatrician Caroline Blaum, director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at NYU Langone Health, who suggests washing hands after the embrace.

For grandparents who live far from their grandchildren, the start of summer has meant canceling family gatherings. Barbara Mitcho, 70, a retired school nurse in Glassboro, New Jersey, doubts her three oldest grandchildren will be able to visit for a week as they usually do. And she recently canceled a summer vacation rental on the Jersey Shore, where she and her husband, Carmen Mitcho, 72, had planned to gather with their two sons and their families.

But Mitcho’s relationship with her 6-year-old granddaughter in North Carolina, Mary Wynn, has taken an unexpected turn. Mary now contacts her grandmother daily over Messenger Kids, a communications app. “She called me at 7 in the morning and she said, ‘Do you want to help me pick out what I’m going to wear today?’” Mitcho says.

The calls can’t replace a visit, but “this is new — the fact that she feels comfortable to do that with me,” Mitcho says. “I do look forward to the calls.”

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I do not have any children of my own due to a disease or condition called endometriosis. I had to have surgery when I was 30. Also, I live in a different state from any of my family, and do not own a car. All of my grandparents have passed on. That being said, the titles that I can claim are; daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and aunt. With living in a different state from any other family, I have had to substitute for any contact with family by being close friends to many people with children, where I live.

I have been ecstatic to babysit for them anywhere from a few hours to a few days. But every time any article focuses on grandparents, I have felt a huge vacant place in my heart, and have even had tears to well up in my eyes and run down my cheeks. There is no way I can understand why people like myself cannot be included in references about children and grownups relationships to them. We have just as much love for the relationship that we have with the children as the grandparents do with their relationships to their grandchildren.

There are some friends that have their children affectionately refer to me as Grandma Bonnie, and I love it. There are some that I could not love anymore than what I already do if they were my actual grandchildren, and some that even call  me Mom. But nowhere do I ever see it mentioned that there is any kind of recognition for the anxiety that people like myself suffer, for these others, that we love as if they actually were whatever kin to us.