(No, I do not have it.)
In it’s own way, it has redefined our lives for the last 2 years. I mean, totally changed things.
We all experience it every day and it hangs over us all like the Sword of Damacles.
For the first year, I didn’t even know anyone who had gotten it. Now, I know LOTS of people that have had it recently.
In fact, I found out this week that Covid had marched down the Yellow Brick Runway and hit my dear friend Jacqueline Depaul and her new hubby, The Handsome Devil.
Sounds crappy and it is.
But the conversation I had with Jacqueline was hilarious and I’d like to share it with you, as even in Covid, sweetness abounds!
Jacqueline and Devil, the love of her life, are cooped up inside their home nursing their cases of Covid. Jacqueline went on to tell me that they had the cutest daily routine. Devil would take his temperature with one of those thermometers you point at your forehead. He would then go over to Jacqueline and take her temperature. It actually became a sweet bonding and caring routine, one they looked forward to.
Let’s be real, being sick sucks. Coming down with Covid is no easy picnic. But for Jacqueline and Devil, the love was so palpable and their connection so deep, the experience only brought them closer together. They were in it together.
Many other people out there are having a very different experience. Of course, we aren’t all newlyweds madly in love. Yes, that does makes life lighter and brighter. But the truth of life is so much deeper than that. No matter what we are going through in life, our perspective, our attitude, our mindset can shift. We have the power to shift our perspective by simply changing the way we see life and life’s challenges. We can attach a positive story to a situation or a negative story.
Perspective is a choice.
The exact same situation can look completely different depending upon our vantage point.
It’s amazing what a little bit of love, sharing, and gratitude for the good in our lives can do to our perspective.
But a caring relationship and a friend/love to share with can give us the Moxie to endure just about anything with Grace.