New beginnings are all around us. I kick off my new website and new blog in the era of Covid-19 and coronavirus concerns worldwide, when families, communities and countries have been ravaged by this epidemic. My heart goes out to those who’ve lost loved ones due to this disease.
In light of all that’s going on, in order to cope with this unprecedented event, I’m choosing to look for the silver lining in this. I am not negative some of the horrific consequences of this disease; however, in order to move forward and help others, I choose to focus on the positive and process the events with an optimistic outlook. Here are three ways I choose to view the conditions caused by the pandemic that has tragically affected a number of families:
- As many states are on lockdown or curfews in order to control the spread of the virus, we have unlimited time now with those closest to us – our immediate families. How many times have you lamented not being able to spend time with them due to work or social obligations? That excuse has been eliminated.
- This is now Easter week – which symbolizes the victory we have through Christ Jesus. I don’t know how and I surely don’t know when, but here’s what I do know – God, through His Son Jesus, will get the victory in this and He will make sure His children are victorious.
- We can pull out our creative cards like no other time – create a new product or baked good. Learn a new language or skill. Do something for others you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.
Again, my goal is not to be insensitive to those who have suffered as a result of this disease. I am processing through a different lens, even though I feel the same emotions as many of you.
There are many other items we can be grateful for. What are some that you think of? I am wishing you safety and peace in this season and sending plenty of virtual hugs your way.