Amid a world-wide pandemic, we have the opportunity to experience some things that we otherwise might never encounter. I want to share with you what I am learning from this challenging time:
- Social distancing doesn’t mean I have to be distant.
- Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation.
- Isolating doesn’t mean I have to be isolated.
- Separating physically doesn’t mean I have to separate mentally, emotionally, or spiritually
- Not being able to do our regular work, doesn’t mean I can’t work and be productive
- Losing large parts of my established routines doesn’t mean I can’t establish new (perhaps even more meaningful or effective) routines
- Having a lot of extra time on my hands doesn’t mean I need to waste time
- Experiencing significant economic/financial challenges doesn’t mean that I am economically/financially challenged
- Worrying about a situation doesn’t remedy or help the situation
- Losing my normal means of being productive doesn’t mean I can’t be productive
- Not going to work every day doesn’t mean I can’t get dressed and ready for every day.
Traffic is nearly gone
Gas is more affordable
Bills are extended
Kids are home with their families
Parents are home and able to spend time with and take care of their families
Fast food is being replace by home cooked meals
Hectic schedules are being replaced with naps, rest, and relaxation
Gardens are being planted
Animal shelters are nearly empty
The air is cleaner
The world is quieter
People are very conscious about hygiene and health
Doctors, nurses and health care professionals are being praised and recognized instead of athletes and celebrities
And we now have TIME, finally to SLOW DOWN, and SMELL the ROSES.
I am holding you in my heart.
Sending You Love and Light,
Verla Wade & The Living Light Foundation