Over the course of a year life has changed for many of us – if not all. Many have had a loss of income, loss of childcare, loss of a loved one, and loss of ourselves. We are trying to hold something together but we have no clue what it is that we are holding onto. For my family, we have experienced loved ones being effected by Covid-19 directly, even hospitalized. Gratefully, our family has recovered and they are able to live another day. For those of you who have not experienced said blessings, we send our love and prayers to you. There are no words that can heal the pain incurred by losing someone you love so I will not try to make something sound good for the sake of appearance. What I will say is I’m sure it is hard. I’m sure you’re trying to hold it together the best way you can. I’m sure you have heard all of the condolences you could fathom. We are praying for you.
While I am sure of the above, I am also absolutely positive that God is still faithful. He is still here. And he hears your cries. Take your time. Get through your days the best way you know how. Do keep your faith. Ask God “why?” Ask him all of the questions burning in your brain. Don’t be afraid to be honest about how you feel. God already knows. And while you may be questioning your faith right now, remember to mention that to Him as well. Hold nothing back because He already knows. There is no reason for us to hide our true selves or our true feelings from the all knowing. If we’re going to vent to anyone, why not let it be the one person who can make a difference? The one person who grants mercy, peace, strength, and joy? Give him a try.
We will continue to press on in 2020 guys. We will continue to strive toward a better last quarter. Everything has changed for all of us across the globe. Try to find your normal in the midst of chaos. Let’s use our platforms to spread love and positivity in a grief stricken world. Our lives are full of twists and turns that alter our very being everyday. Saying hello to a stranger could be the life changing act of kindness that person needed in that moment. A smile can be seen in the eyes so even smiling through the mask is helpful. During trying times, it is even more imperative that we share kindness as often as we can. It literally costs us nothing.
And while I’m on the topic of costing us nothing – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE! We are in no condition to let things slide and be swept under the rug. We have reached a point of awakening in the states. A point where we can see people’s true colors and intentions without having to dig through their many masks. Let’s come together and make a change.