The economy is going to shit quick. People are being sent home from work and income is questionable these days. Schools are closing down, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are shutting their doors as well. Supermarkets and grocery stores are doing their best to keep shelves stocked and patrons are trying to get what they can while they can. The thing about catastrophe is, is that it happens at the most inopportune times and it’s always impossible to predict. No matter where you look these days, worry, fear and panic abound. Pandemonium as they call it, because we have no idea of what is on the horizon or what tomorrow will bring.
Yet, perhaps we are missing what is possible and what we can control….
Haven’t we all wished for times to slow down, so we can stop to smell the roses or appreciate what we so often take for granted?
Perhaps this is the time to refocus your family, spend this time to make up for all the time you couldn’t in the past due to work or other obligations. Like the power outages or blizzards of the past, a time with minor distractions and where running errands might be suspended for the time being.
Don’t let this time of societal halt be wasted with worry and hesitation. Focus on your family. Time is a precious commodity that we all wish we had more of. Recognize this blessing in disguise, and make the most out of it with those who are truly important.
We cannot stop what is coming and we have no control or say on how this will play out. But you do have a say in how you spend it. Spend this time with your family and realize why you love them so very much and remind them why they are so special to you.
This whole coronavirus thing could blow over in a few days or weeks and you could find yourself regretting that all you did was stress and worry when you could’ve been enjoying family time, something we all wish we had more of. Time with our parents and kids is fleeting, since time stops for no man. One day your kids will be headed out the door to blaze their own trail, your parents time may be coming to a close in the coming months or years.
Spend this time with your family, spend this time to make up for all the lost time. The more time you dedicate to your family, the better prepared your family will be and the stronger you bond will grow.
Perhaps we’ll look back one day and recognize the coronavirus miracle that was right in front of us all along.