“May you live in interesting times,” is, reportedly, a Chinese curse. Now whether that is true or not, I’m not sure, but I do know this; we are definitely living in interesting times and I’m sure a number of us believe we are cursed.
So, what are you doing? Are you sitting at home fretting and worrying? Are you frazzled beyond belief by the intimacy of many members of your immediate family, whom you love, but at the moment, aren’t sure you like? Are you now adrift and jobless? Or, maybe you just got your workload tripled because everything now has to be done remotely and it takes three times as long (who said that technology was supposed to make things easier)?
I hope you are taking time for yourself. Caring for yourself is important; and it’s especially important for building resiliency. Not to mention, that if you don’t, you are more likely to be impacted by the Coronavirus and COVID-19 than someone who does look after him, them, or herself.
I don’t have any answers, but I do know that keeping busy, learning new things, reconnecting with old friends, rediscovering old hobbies, making amends for wrongs in the past, eating well, exercising, and trusting that tomorrow will come (hopefully with sunshine), is a better, saner path.
I hope for you that you are well. That you are able to take a breath and just be. Savor the little things, rejoice in good in the world, love those around you, and forgive those as you hope they forgive you.