THE NEW NORMAL
Here we are in our new normal. We’ve been isolated and quarantined, except for essential personnel; tested and not working or in close contact with family and friends. In some places we haven’t been able to go to the grocery store and have had to rely on delivery of food and medicines.
This just isn’t normal.
The question has been asked of me; Would I have changed anything if I knew that the quarantine was coming? I really gave this a lot of thought and came out with the answer of No.
This has been a whole new learning of an unknown experience. For some, it’s life threatening. I’m in the over 65 category, yet very healthy.
My attitude has been one of faith that all will be well. I realize I said this last month and I’m now even more steadfast in the belief that it will. It HAS to be! I’ve chosen not to invite the virus or lack into my life!
What have I learned?
- · I’ve learned that I can be my own best friend.
- · I’ve learned more about my technology in order to stay in touch with those I care about.
- · I’ve learned that there are always things to do around my home.
- · I’ve learned to appreciate my home and know that I love living here.
- · I’ve learned that even if I don’t have Zumba and dance lessons to attend, I can do them at home including adding in yoga classes that I didn’t know existed prior to the virus. The new ones that have been added by my friend, a yoga teacher and lifestyle coach, have been great.
- · I’ve learned to enjoy reading from a book again. I love the feel of a book in my hand…and my iPad, but a book is so earthy and substantial.
- · I’ve learned to connect with my family, especially my 4 year old grandson on video as he moves around the room to show me his toys.
- · I’ve learned to connect with my clients in a different and deeper way and it feels good!
- · I’ve learned to love me in this independence and freedom of solitude.
My heart goes out to all those that have been suffering from this disease and new way of living.
My heart is filled with thankfulness for all the essential workers that are keeping us healthy.
My heart breaks for those that have lost income and the ability to pay for their home or food.
My heart embraces the children that are learning from home (and the parents and family that are homeschooling) to work on making life a bit “normal”.
Yet, my heart is full and continues to overflow with love that sees this world whole, healthy and well in the NEW normal.
We are whole, healthy and well.
How do you see this new normal and your new life in the future?
Please respond and let me know. I really, really do want to hear from you.