I really don’t talk politics or even post about any former or current presidents, however, these words were such an encouragement in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. My favorite quote…
We cannot allow physical separation to become emotional isolation.
This time of social distancing has reminded me just how powerful a hug, a handshake, and human interaction is. It feeds the soul in unexplainable ways. I’m looking forward to the day when we can interact freely again without the worry of spreading a virus. It’s not the same, but here’s a virtual hug to all of you today!
I listened to this spoken word taken from my friend, Tom Gregory. It’s such a powerful piece on the honesty of what we’re feeling and the hope we can feel in the midst of such trying times. I’m still processing the depth of it.
If you want to read the words of Tom’s spoken word, visit the post here and click See More just above the video.
Today marks 14 days since I returned from South Africa. I’m relieved that I’ve had no COVID-19 symptoms after being in an enclosed space with hundreds of other people. I’ve been self-quarantined to my house these past 14 days only getting out for walks. The only thing that changes now is that I can go to the grocery store. Today I’m busy making a 2 week menu and list. My goal is to make the least amount of trips to the store as possible. I watched this video on disinfecting my groceries in preparation for the big trip…
As I was watching this, I was also thinking how it’s crazy how life has changed in such a short amount of time. I’ve realized I have to constantly align my thoughts in the course of a day. I can be frustrated at the limitations and the fear that creeps in, or I can embrace it for what it is and walk in wisdom, trusting in God.
I read this today. It has been on my mind all day.
“We do not handle suffering; suffering handles us— in deep and mysterious ways that become the very matrix of life and especially new life. Only suffering and certain kinds of awe lead us into genuinely new experiences.”
Suffering can lead us into genuinely new experiences. How many of you have found that to be true? Today I’m choosing to embrace the suffering for the new…new ways of looking at the world, new games to play with my family, new ways of doing date night. I’m only limited if I let myself be limited.