The longer this pandemic goes, the more we miss doing normal things. We are waiting for the time to travel, shop, get haircuts, have reunions, and have funerals.
We want to eat out, go swimming, play sports, enjoy concerts.
The normal things of life bring comfort, hope, encouragement, balance, and joy. We miss these touchstones. In their absence, we must find other things to keep us sane.
We lean so much now on family, neighbors, phone calls, and faith. We are reading, walking, praying, resting.
Let's try to think of these months as a time of investment, not a season to be endured.
What are you investing in? In 12 months, you may find yourself thinking: "I wish I had spent that quarantine time doing ___________." Let's try to think of those things now, and really invest. This time is hard enough without creating future regrets.