I don’t know about you but I’m so tired of being a good sport.

As I choose from my growing assortment of masks to ‘compliment my outfit,’ I am wondering if that will be solved eventually when I own but one Hazmat suit for all occasions.

“Money laundering” has acquired new meaning since I showered with hundreds of small denomination paper money to ‘clean it’ too. What’s next?

Already, keeping my distance from people who make a friendly gesture to me, I stop myself from reaching out to them and say, instead, “Consider yourself hugged ... Soundly hugged.” With my mask on, they can’t see that I smile.

The lesson to take away from all this is that people are the most important thing in most of our lives. People matter. Everybody matters. Because I sincerely feel that way, nothing I do to safeguard all of us is too much. This too shall pass.

Hey, by the way, consider yourself soundly hugged ...

Sam Heede

Spring Lake