On the Lighter Side of Things

I know the situation we find ourselves in isn’t the greatest. Sheltering in place, essentially quarantining for the next three weeks is going to be tough. But we need to look at the lighter side of all this. Otherwise it’s just a waste.

We should use this time as a social reset. Make use of this time to remember not to take anything for granted, especially those around us. To always value the people we love the most. Maybe the separation will remind us how precious we all are to one another.

The next time we see someone, maybe we’ll hug them a little tighter, kiss them a little longer (social distancing permitting of course), and love them a little harder.

It might not all be to the same extent, but it’s almost as if we’ve forgotten how fortunate we all are. Every day we have with each other is a blessing. The people we surround ourselves with help make us who we are. They warm us with their love and secure us with their company.

For some of us, the toughest part of being cooped up in the house isn’t the lack of entertainment we have. It isn’t the restlessness or even the familiarity of our surroundings. The hardest part is not being able to be around the person, or people, you want to be with the most.

And for those that are with their significant others and/or children, or whomever you find most precious, there isn’t anyone else you’d rather be stuck at home with. There isn’t anyone else you’d rather be with, despite how mad they’re driving you inside. Because there’s no one in the world you love more.

When this is all said and done, please remember to love thy neighbor. You never know when the time you’re going to be with them. Make the most of every opportunity. Love with all of your heart. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Not all the materialistic crap that’s distracted us for far too long now.

Stay safe. It’s all love. Always.

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