I’ve been quiet, I know. But what is there to say when the world as you know it has come to a halt?
Media, news, social networking . . . it’s too much.
Did you ever realize you took giving your friends a hug for granted? Did you ever realize you took going to work for granted? Did you ever realize you took leaving your house for granted? Going to the gym? Buying what ever groceries you wanted? Sitting in a restaurant? Holding your grandparent’s hand?
I thought I did, but I didn’t.
There is a greater lesson to all of this. While I don’t have a clear picture of what that is, what I can tell you is rest.
Find peace in solitude.
Find peace in slowing down.
Find peace amongst the chaos.
Find peace somewhere.
Humans are busy creatures. Work, hustle, stay busy, achieve, advance, obtain, create, develop, succeed . . . don’t you think that’s a lot? Existing is enough. We’ve made that out to be a lie though. It seems as though everyone is always focused on their next move–forgetting to just be. It’s okay to not always be hustling & living for the next moment ahead.
During this time while many are quarantined to their homes, I hope they rest. Being human is by far the most difficult task on earth. Humanity needed a lesson on slowing life down a little. The last week has seemed extra difficult & strange because the sun has not shone. Tonight, right before sunset the sun came out & I could finally feel its warmth on my face. There is something spiritual about that. It’s funny how a little sunshine can give you hope that maybe things aren’t so bad.
Some of my favorite things on earth I will appreciate for the rest of my days:
Laying in bed with my friends watching Netflix
Exercising at a gym
Chatting with a stranger in line at the grocery store
Eating fast food seafood with the best friend my soul needed
Sitting in a coffee shop enjoying the atmosphere
Hugging my best friends
Easily getting what I need from the grocery store
Scrolling through social media without my friends being full of fear/anxiety
Visits with my Papa
Communion on Sunday mornings
Game nights with the best company you could ever ask for
A glass of rosè at my favorite wine spot downtown
I hope everyone is staying safe & healthy with the pandemic among us. I didn’t think it was anything to worry about in the beginning, but now that things have escalated I find it hard to keep my peace. I will not let fear, uncertainty, anxiety, & negativity rule my life–God will surely see us through.