Unbelievably, we’re now one year since the Coronavirus (now affectionately called COVID-19) pandemic forced us to change the way we see the world and the way we go about our lives. As we look back on what I hope is just a once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis, I think about the things I’ve personally taken away from this past year.
The future is uncertain
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson. Try as we might to plan ahead, sometimes life throws a curveball…or a bowling ball. It’s how we react and move forward that dictates where our path takes us. The future has a funny way of becoming the present, so make today count.
Time waits for no one
I’m sure while growing up we were all told that time goes faster the older you get. Well, yeehaw! It’s been a ride. This past year has gone fast and slow at the same time. But mostly, fast, in hindsight. These days I find myself thinking about how to make the most of my time rather than actually making the most of it. Instead of living the future we want, we find ourselves always getting ready for it. It’s time to write down those goals and follow our passions.
Life is precious
I hope that as quickly as the pandemic set in, we will see it go away. It seems we can the light at the end of the tunnel and though I can’t say we’ll be back to life as knew it, at least we won’t be afraid to leave our houses. For many, the extra time at home and with family has allowed them to refocus priorities and reestablish what’s important. For some, the past year brings back memories of those lost as well as those distanced and forced into solitude without being able to see family. Don’t take your relationships for granted and appreciate what you have while you have it.
Love thy neighbor
We need to move the world back toward leading with love. Smile more, laugh more. Be generous with your time. Be kind with your thoughts (especially toward yourself). Be caring with your actions. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up. We’re privileged to be that for you and thank you for being exactly that for us.
Though we talk regularly, let us know how you’re doing. We’d love to hear you’re doing well but more importantly, we want to know if you’re not. We’ve got your back.
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Here's to hoping 2021 gives us much more hope and excitement about the future.