Someday we will look back at the time spent in social distancing and isolation and it will be a distant memory. Perhaps we learned things about ourselves and others. We might have learned a new skill, took up a new hobby, read a new book, watched a great movie. Maybe we learned to spend time with our spouse, kids or significant other in more meaningful ways. We might even have learned to slow down and enjoy the moments.
As a nation, we are nearing the 40 day mark of mandated social distancing. It is tedious. It seems we teeter between fear of another outbreak if we lift the restrictions and fear of financial ruin if we don’t. Going back to “normal” seems next and yet it brings a certain amount of anxiety with it. And what is “normal” even going to look like?
Here are some of the affirmations I find helpful to repeat to myself when I think I’m going to internally combust waiting for “normal,” whatever that is.
Keep your thoughts in THIS day. Not tomorrow, not yesterday. Just today. Matthew 6:31-34.
Just do the next right thing. Galatians 6:9-10
This too shall pass. Fix your eyes on the long game. Colossians 3:1-2
I wish you the most blessed Saturday and hope that all is joyful in your world today!