It's not often that we experience the luxury of time standing still. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a glimpse of what the world feels like on pause. Is it a blessing, or a curse? Or perhaps both?!
Our family experienced a very personal pause 1.5 years ago when my hubby was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer. We were told to go home and get our affairs in order. In that moment, we were stunned as time stood still. Since then, many of our plans/decisions have been altered in light of the knowledge of that ticking time bomb. It's been a blessing (in the midst of a curse) being afforded time to refocus and rediscover who we are.
I wonder what many of you are feeling in this moment. Are you being forced to make decisions that you would have never considered if it weren't for a ticking time bomb (i.e. pandemic, cancer, job loss, etc)? Many of us are missing loved ones, and some are experiencing sickness/disease, the lack of income, reserves, and even supplies.
What do you do when time stands still? Are you taking time to feed your soul? My hubby and I choose to pray, meditate, take nature walks, smell the flowers, listen to music, read inspirational messages, express our gratitude, and drink lots of coffee. Yes... coffee feeds our soul!