Can We Talk?
And, I promise no platitudes. It sucks, doesn’t it?
Lord knows I hate that expression but it suits the situation.
Things are hard. Our normal has been temporarily re-created. But, I also refuse to call this our new normal. Wearing a mask and latex gloves to buy a loaf of bread or mail a letter is NOT normal – never will be in my book!
I Still Have Hope!
I’ve lived through enough trials and tribulations to know, “This too shall pass.”
Do I think the end of world is imminent? Yes, it has been for 7,000 years. Do I think Jesus is coming any moment? No, I don’t – and I also believe “this” is preparation for other things we will suffer and experience down the road. But, I DO believe Jesus will return to receive His “bride” and eternity will begin and “life” will be as it was meant to be way back in the first Garden!
So What Should I/We Be Doing?
Redeeming the time. Currently, we all have that one thing we wish for all year, “If only we had more time.” We have it before us. Use it. All those things we would do, “if only.” If only is here. Write the book. Plant the garden. Wash the windows. Detail the car. Clean the house from top to bottom. Paint the living room. Clean out the kitchen cabinets. Learn to macrame. Write the song. Play the instrument. Spend more time with your kids. Read the book. Watch the movie. Pray longer. Study more.
You get my drift.
My guess is as good as yours. I am fervently and actively praying for our President and Vice-President to make the right decisions regarding the future of our country. If we aren’t praying? We better not be griping or complaining.
I am writing cards and letters. Donating where it is prudent, for such a time as this. Sharing food. Offering an ear. Encouraging neighbors. Offering hope. Sitting out on the front porch every chance I get. I’m reading fiction that’s been piled up. I’m cooking up a storm! Feeding the birds!
Just doing the next thing. One foot in front of the other. Every.Single.Day.
One of the saddest things I’ve seen online is my friend, Mary in Ohio, visiting her grandson on Easter day. She was outside in the yard and her little guy was inside at the window. He’s just barely one-year old and didn’t have a clue – probably thought Mimi was playing peek-a-boo with him. No cuddles, no hug, just kisses through glass.
And, one of the funniest things? Available at an Etsy shop!
Call me or drop me a message if you just need to vent – it’s okay – venting is the only way to remain cool!