The global pandemic we currently find ourselves a part of is many things: horrible, deadly, devastating, stressful, and confusing. The repercussions affect us all, and we struggle to adjust and make sense of it. For me, living in the moment and accepting the changes help immensely. I encourage my family to slow down, even more than usual, and live in the moment. Lamenting the things we cannot do or have, places we cannot go, events we cannot attend, all these things cause stress, anxiety, and resentment. Accepting today for what it is...today...and not forcing normalcy allow us to enjoy things we may not have before.
We won't Trick or Treat this year. Instead, we will enjoy a family Halloween party with games, food, and fun. We don't go to mass and dinner, rather we watch at home, and find new recipes to try. We take rides and enjoy the beautiful gift of the fall foliage and watch classic movies we never had time for before. Are things different this year? Absolutely. For now. Not for always.
Because of the virus, we cannot physically see my beautiful, sweet mother. We are blessed, however, to video chat with her weekly, and appreciate those moments so very much. She is safe, healthy, and happy. And although we miss her terribly, we accept the fact that this is best for her now. Not for always.
(Isn't she the best???)
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Remember these are the days we will look back on, and tell our children and grandchildren about. This is our time to adjust and accept. To find ways to live and thrive in uncertain times, like many have before us. This is now. Not for always.