Have you taken a walk lately and noticed that people are smiling more and saying hello? Have you noticed the generosity of spirit and random acts of kindness that are a by-product of our common concern and fear?
A principal in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY sent this out to his staff and it’s spreading to teachers like crazy.
I love his perspective, -so much so that I wanted to share it with you.
“And, what if…
If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an intelligence far greater than humans at work…
That all is interconnected.
What if… the virus is here to help us?
To remember what is truly important.
Reconnecting with family and community.
Reducing travel so that the environment, the skies, the air, our lungs all get a break.
Parts of China are seeing blue sky and clouds for the first time in forever with the factories being shut down.
Working from home rather than commuting to work (less pollution, more personal time).
Reconnecting with family as there is more time at home.
An invitation to turn inwards — a deep meditation — rather than the usual extroverted going out to self-soothe.
To reconnect with self — “what is really important to me?”
A reset economically.
The working poor.
The lack of healthcare access for over 30 million in the US.
The need for paid sick leave.
How hard does one need to work to be able to live, to have a life outside of work?
And, washing our hands — how did that become a “new” thing that we needed to remember.
But, yes, we did.
The presence of Grace for all.
There is a shift underway in our society — what if it is one that is favorable for us?
What if this virus is an ally in our evolution?
In our remembrance of what it means to be connected, humane, living a simpler life, to be less impactful/ more kind to our environment.
An offering from my heart this morning.
Offered as another perspective.
Another way of relating to this virus, this unfolding, this evolution.
It was time for a change, we all knew that.
And, change has arrived.
Isn’t that beautiful? It really touched me to read it.
And I would also like to add my thoughts as your life coach:
What if we were made for this?
What if this is exactly the thing that can bring us closer to the ones we love?
What if this is the gift of time that we need to reset, rethink, recharge, reassess, reevaluate and recommit?
What if this is the very best opportunity to fix that relationship that feels broken or maybe even impossible?
What if this is the time when we learn to communicate better and show up with more love, respect and compassion?
What if this is the exact time in our history when we humbly remember that God is in charge, and we look for and see His divine hand in bringing us to a higher place?