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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Y'all know I'm not overly religious (inspite of how I was raised) but...

WHAT IF this is God, the universe or whatever higher power you connect with way of telling us all to slow down and find gratitude again.

WHAT IF there was such a dire need for family's to reconnect, for people to really learn what's important, for us to be reminded of what community is, for us to learn basics skills to survive, for us to see the importance of our health, for us to learn our health is not a quick fix but something we work on daily, for us to connect to each other again, for us to look outside our own troubles and help a neighbor...that THIS was needed.

WHAT IF we all choose to make the best of the blessings this uncertain time is unfolding? Maybe we can look for the lessons to teach our children.

My mom used to tell me that if you burn the candle at both ends, eventually you will have no choice but to be burned out. How many of us are burnt out? Over worked, over stressed, over being in emotional pain, over our shortcomings, over being to broke, over being unhappy....just over it!?!

This is what I know...everything we go through, prepares us for what's next. What is this teach us that we need to know?

Tonight I shared some of these thoughts with our kids over dinner. To hear them list off what they are grateful this opportunity IS bringing made me cry. It was a mirror of what I have been over looking in my own family.

I'm choosing to adapt the saying "Stressed but Blessed" because to pretend not to be stressed about what we are facing isnt being real. But I am choosing to see the blessings because of it.
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