No matter who or where you are, our realities have all changed in an instant. Personal, professional and parental responsibilities have shifted because of the coronavirus pandemic. But what if we looked at these shifts as gifts?
I’m reminded that you can change your perspective with just one word.
As I revisited this video and blog from last summer, I thought about the emotions I had at the time. Life felt like it was moving at fast-forward speed, and I was craving a slower pace.
Be careful what you wish for.
Since this pandemic hit, the world has been discombobulated with an overwhelming feeling of collective grief, as we try to navigate through all the different forms of loss:
-Freedom to be in public spaces
-Unemployment or furlough
-Personal and professional schedule changes
-Loss of health
-Loss of loved ones
I am still processing the passing of my dear friend Maria, who died from complications with COVID-19 a few weeks ago.
Looking back, I am so glad I chose to juggle around some personal to-dos to to make more time for Maria during her trip to San Francisco last fall. It would be the last time I got to see her in physical form.
I hope you take a moment to pause today and take this simple message to heart. Changing just one word can shift your perspective and change the trajectory of your life and relationships moving forward.
Be good to yourself and to those around you.