I am not sure if you noticed, but recently the world has just gone from “everything is fine” to “everything has changed.” There is a lot going on right now; social distancing, Opening Day for Baseball being postponed, and worrying about what tomorrow might bring. I’ve found myself worried about what tomorrow might bring; how can you not when every day it seems like something else has closed? Our usual norms have been completely altered. It’s been an interesting time to say the least, Nate and I have had to cancel a few trips due to the ever changing world. I have also recently lost someone very close to me and it’s been difficult trying to comprehend everything going on. It’s a challenge to find the zen in the middle of the storm.
My dad and I were recently talking and he said something that helped put my mind at ease: “It’s just a season.” How many times can we look back in our lives and realize, “Wow, I did overcome that trial,” or the time you just thought the sun would never come out, only to realize you made it through? Although this is a first for many of us to be in a world where toilet paper is sacred, we have to remind ourselves that ‘this is only for a season.’
I know it’s tough sometimes, when life seems to have hit rock bottom, to look up and see the blessings before us. If the past few weeks have taught me anything, it’s that there is beauty in community. As friends have checked in on me, going to the store and seeing others help those who need it, I am reminded that we are all in this together.
It’s hard not to be overwhelmed, but if you can just take a moment and relax. Find a little bit of zen in this interesting time. When the storm rolls in, just remember every day has 24 Hours, and in this moment in time, it’s okay to take things, Day by Day. Take a moment to meditate, bake a cake, call a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile. Why not try out the Sunny Side of Life Challenge if you are looking for something to do? Above all, take a deep breath and remind yourself that this is only for a season.