What are you learning about yourself or your family as you journey through these months? I am hearing from many families that they are spending more time together....quality time....and they are learning more about balancing Mom or Dad's job AND being a teacher to their kids.
I am hearing that parents are realizing that their kids are so much more responsible than they thought with regards to helping around the house and getting along. I laugh when I hear that a spouse had no idea what their partner did for work...well they know now. Haha. Kids are having a lunch break with Dad and using that time to have a picnic in the living room. People are being more creative than ever before. Some introverts are telling me that they truly miss their coworkers and are not as much of an introvert as they thought. I am hearing that when family or friends can get together safely, they are truly realizing how important these relationships are. One person I know is saving 3 HOURS a day in commuting time. Wow!!!
I am a "hugger" and very much miss hugging my family and friends. Do you miss something that you were able to do before? Tell people about that. I tell my friends that while we can see each other on Zoom, I really miss hugging them when we say hello. Tell people you miss seeing them in person. Tell grandma that you miss that funny smell of her hairspray. Tell your daughter that you can't wait til we can eat at our favorite restaurant and have those long "talks" that we always have. Be vocal to those around you. Let them know what you miss about them. It's nice to be missed. It's nice to know that someone misses being with you.
I know that there are many tragedies happening out there as well and if you just put on the news, you can be made aware of all of them. The purpose of my newsletter this month is to remind you that there are good things happening through this. You won't hear that on the news. Help each other to see some good in this. Help each other to be responsible in your actions.
Reflecting on some things that are better can help with your overall outlook on this time in life. If we work together and support each other, we can make a difference...all of us...one person at a time.
People are still getting cancer during COVID and dealing with it. People are still passing away during COVID and those individuals are being mourned. I feel for all those who have to deal with major tragedy.....and COVID. If you are one of the lucky ones who only has to deal with COVID at this time.....you are blessed. Appreciate that. COVID will pass....someday....but other tragedies happening will not go away so easily.
I would enjoy hearing back from you as to what you are learning about yourself or your family dynamics during this challenging time.