What is going on?
In the midst of this pandemic with Covid-19, we can’t help but raise this question! Sure, we might have some anxiety around it and that is natural. Our world, as we know it, has changed. We have lost control, loved ones, jobs, and security.
I dare believe this crisis will leave an indelible mark that will forever change our society much like 9/11. The impact from 9/11 forever changed how we travel to this very day.
When I begin to think of the changes and shifts that could take place after this crisis passes, I think the way we relate might change. You might see less handshakes and more head nods. I imagine hearing about more work from home opportunities.
Restaurants and public gatherings capacity might shift. I hope that we will continue being diligent on hygiene and keep the practices we have been implementing in significant ways.
We know that the world will change. As I sit at home now, in my fourth week of social distancing, this has become my new normal. This will be a time that I will share with my children and one that will live in history books.
After pondering what the shift might look like in our world, I was prompted to look ahead, to when this season finally ends.
It will be critical to decide what I will take from this time.
Will I be angry and despondent because of what I just endured? Will I be grateful to have made it through alive?
God literally has our attention. During this time, maybe the most important things I’ve done is to spend some serious time soul searching and sitting in silence.
What has resonated to the depth of my soul is to Maximize this Moment! Before we know it, this interruption to our routines will be over, and I want to be able to identify what I’ve gained in these moments.
So, friend, I am doing my best to maximize my moments and reset. I am choosing faith over fear. I am choosing rest over business. I am choosing intention over slothfulness.
“When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy
I choose opportunity. What’s your choice? Comment below or reach out to me and let me know!