I’ve heard it said:
“We’re all in the same storm,
but we’re not all in the same boat.”
So as we each seek to navigate our way through this time . . .
I hope this does something to encourage you in some way:
the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists,
or cannot be repaired.
the action of building something, typically a large structure.
Someone once said to me in a ‘rubble’ time of my life:
“When you’ve got nothing left to hold on to,
hold on to God,
even if you dont want to.
Because it’s especially so in such times,
that we all need to hold on to something.”
In this time when so many are struggling with so many losses, as well as the loss (or deterioration of) good mental health, I know (for myself) the importance of protecting my eyes and ears from what, when, who and how often they see and hear from. While many of our choices have been taken away from us, this is one choice we still have. So let’s choose wisely.
When I hit a pothole in the road . . .
When I go from feeling fine, to feeling low . . .
When I find myself reacting to a situation, instead of responding . . .
I reflect on the immediate moments before that, to see what triggered the change in me:
What was I doing?
What was I thinking?
What was I saying out loud in conversation, or silently to myself?
There I find my answer, and with that the opportunity to adjust to a better thinking space.
None of us have been through a pandemic before. There is no manual. There is no right way or wrong way. But the only way I know is through wisdom, faith, and prayer. So within the restrictions of the law, we need to (for our own sake) make intentional and active choices that build us up, not tear us down, so that when we come out the other side, we will (as people) be better for it (as best we can be), not bitter from it.