I just left Winn Dixie. I wore my mask and gloves as did many others. Everyone respected one another’s space.

But one thing broke my heart.

Diverted eyes.

It’s like we (and I’m included in that) think if we look at someone in the eyes we can get the cooties.

And that makes me sad.

That makes me sad.

I realized just how fearful we are all.

And even though we can’t see someone’s smile doesn’t mean we can’t smile underneath our mask. And that’s not for the other person as much as it is for those of us behind the mask.

Something I see missing because we aren’t making that eye contact – small conversations.

My heart hurts.

As I head to one more store today 😬 I will be intentional on making eye contact with others.

No more diverted eyes.