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A message about community

Many of us have been spending a lot more time in our physical home – the more time we spend away from our loved ones, the more we realize home truly is where our heart is.
Amber Vanderwal of NuFloors Kamloops
Amber Vanderwal of NuFloors Kamloops

Many of us have been spending a lot more time in our physical home – the more time we spend away from our loved ones, the more we realize home truly is where our heart is. During the times of uncertainty, numerous adaptability requirements and isolation, our message to you is to stay resilient.

Our community will come out of this stronger than before, with the important realization that effort and attitude make all the difference.

 When it comes to supporting local business, this time is a reminder that doing so is an intentional act. Much like relationships, flowers will blossom where there is care, water and sunshine. Some things come naturally – we can’t control whether the sun shines or not – but other things do require intentional and careful effort.

 When it comes to your home, perception is key. Being home for endless days on end can be monotonous but remember that you are the creator of your environment. Giving a stale space a fresh touch has endless possibilities. You can start with switching rooms around or swapping items. If you have the ability and means, this is a great opportunity to support local.

 Many local retailers have moved their business online even though their store front may be closed. Other businesses, such as the trades (including flooring stores), are by appointment. There are plenty of affordable, easy to install, in-stock products when it comes to flooring. For items you love but aren’t in stock, shipping is usually a couple weeks out. If you have extra time on your hands, this is an opportunity to tackle that home project now.

 To reiterate: Stay resilient. Be intentional. The flowers that grow are the ones that are watered. Take time to connect with loved ones and be open to adapting what that looks like for now. Remember, we rise when we lift others up. Stay positive and we will see you on the other side of this soon.

Amber Vanderwal is with NuFloor Kamloops.