Summer barbeques with friends, trips to the beach, vacation travels and usual summer routines have all become more complicated or even done away with this year. Many are hunkered down. Nearly all of us are more cautious. So what can be done to not simply endure our present trials and inconveniences, but to embrace life? At first it was enough to spend more time taking care of the yard, cooking, or catching up on a few novels set aside for a rainy day. But as weeks turn into months, additional creativity is called for. Some friends of mine participate in a Friday night Zoom Yahtzee party. They claim it is hilarious. Some have told how a musically inclined person in their neighborhood regularly serenades the community. Parents of graduates have organized drive-by tributes to honor the accomplishment. More youngsters are helping keep contact with their grandparents by teaching them how to video chat. The Seattle Times ran a recent story about hosting outdoor movies with safe distancing for ones neighbors. Maybe put aside video games for outdoor games with safe distancing. There are many online sources with idea starters for creative things to do during Covid-19 days.