As I attempt to stay safe these days and pursue Plan B for my daily life, I’m aware that I’m not the only one struggling to keep a positive attitude and somehow relay that positive sense to those around me. But the threat of COVID-19 looms over enough of our favorite activities that we have to find new ways to socialize, remain active, and preserve the safety of ourselves and others.
For me, the answers include having regular conversations with those who matter most to me—preferably woven throughout with plenty of laughter. The solutions also include finding unique ways to reclaim the activities I miss most. What favorite activities have you had to put aside? Have you found alternative ways to reclaim them?
I hope your choices include time for self-renewal. We all need breaks that can give us the strength to keep a positive outlook and feel gratitude for the gifts we often take for granted.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Cheryl Crockett.