Happy Monday! I know that we all can use some motivation right about now. I am sorry that I have been MIA, but this quarantine thing isn’t as easy as I thought it would be! If you are like me, you are just stuck right now and don’t know what to think or do. It all seems so surreal and each night I go to bed, I pray that when I wake up, “it was all a dream” (in my Biggie’s voice)! Anywho, I hope you all are doing well both mentally and physically and staying afloat through these rough and serious times. I know for myself that business has not been great and I have been unable to work my merchandising contracts. However, I also realize how blessed I am because my situation could be worse, and right now we all are in the same boat!
Through this pandemic, I have learned to be calm and patient. Before I was always in a rush and my anxiety levels were off the chain. It was like there was never enough time in a day for me. My brain was constantly on the go 24 hours a day, but lately, I have been at peace! I have no money, no job, and my business isn’t doing well, but I have peace! Crazy right? I feel this virus epidemic has a purpose. God wants us to recognize who He is and to know that we can’t do it alone. He wants us to put Him first and take care of ourselves and the planet that He has created for us. He especially wants us to love and take care of each other. Be respectful, kind, and caring-the the simple things in life.
I also realize how much we miss out on the little things in life and take them for granted. Lately, I have been so much into nature and its beauty. It’s as if nature is totally untouched by the coronavirus. Each day I see more of God’s blessings! I hear a lot of people say, “I can’t wait until things get back to how they were,” but we don’t need to go back to how things were. We need to move forward and be better. We need to love our families more, see after the children and teach them well. Be respectful and kind to each other and serve in our communities! Take a walk, read a book, eat at home more, pray at home, and not just at church on Sunday.
This pandemic has changed so many lives. To all the people who have lost their loved ones, you are in my prayers. To our first responders, doctors, and nurses on the front line, I appreciate and thank you for all that you do! To the employees who have still been working and taking risks in Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and other essential businesses- THANK YOU! Stay safe and have a good week everyone!