Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well. I thought this would be a good time to bring back my Monday Motivation. With all that’s going with the Coronavirus, we all could use some words of encouragement. I thought that social distancing would be so easy. But, nope! I am missing my day to day routine of getting out and running errands and connecting with people. I am also a little worried about how this will affect my business since I just opened my showroom in January. I can’t order new merchandise right now because most of the manufacturers in California have temporarily shut down. I also can’t do any of my merchandising jobs because the big retailers have also closed-so I am literally in limbo. I have decided to take advantage of this quarantine2020 time. I am dedicating my time to blogging more, creating my own content from my home, preparing and planning ideas for the comeback in my business!
I would have never imagined what is going on in the world right now. It all seems so surreal. A lot of people are experiencing a loss of income, proms and weddings are canceled and graduations have been postponed or canceled! I will be missing my son’s graduation from the Air Force on the 16th of April! I wanted to cry when I got the news. Through all of this though, I feel there is a lesson for all of us to learn. We are living during a time when everything is rushed! We never have enough time for anything, let alone for each other. I feel that’s why so many of us suffer from anxiety. We don’t even want to warm our food in the oven anymore, because we feel it takes too long. Our brains are constantly going, even when we try to sleep. We have that, “I don’t need anyone” attitude and really feel we can live this life on our own. The fact is, we are not in control and that there is a higher power who controls all things.
For me, that higher power is God! He is the Alpha and the Omega of all things! He is reminding us that we need to slow down. We need to appreciate each other and nature, and take better care of it. We need to stop putting all of our trust in man because God will never lie. I remember when, as a child, I used to lie down in the grass and simply watch the sky. My cousins and I would watch the clouds as they moved and say what we thought the clouds look like. I also remember growing up and seeing people actually sitting on their porches, just taking in the beauty of the day and keeping their eye on the kids in the neighborhood. It’s time to get back to some of the old ways of doing things and it is not that hard. Although I don’t have a merchandising job right now and my business is slow, I have not had this kind of peace in a long time. I don’t feel rushed at all! I have actually been reading, studying, sitting at the table with my family and having long conversations.
I even watched the clouds the other day and just simply embraced the beauty of nature all around me. Those are the simple things. So during this social distancing time, try to stay positive and focus on the good that will come out of this. Work on the home projects that you have been putting off and call your loved ones and let them know how much you love them. Let’s be kind and thoughtful to each other and stay prayed up.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.