Are you like me, giving more attention to the small things we may not have appreciated before the pandemic? I’m sitting here on a Sunday morning and the sun just came out. Counting that as a big win. Don't get me wrong, I've always been a huge fan of sunlight. I haven’t used blinds in nearly twenty years. But I just finished reading multiple stories about people ranting about having to wear a mask in public. A highway was shutdown by protesters in Colorado. A woman and her four year old daughter was threatened by a white supremacist group in Minnesota.
I've heard the frustrations. I've felt the frustrations. People want this to be over so we can go back to 'normal' but that’s not going to happen. It’s a lot. It’s a lot for the people who get it and it’s a lot for the people who don’t. And when you put them both together, it’s even worse. We haven’t been able to conceptualize the weight of the our new reality because so much is happening at once. It’s like losing your best friend and while at the funeral, you learn your house caught fire and the dog didn’t make it out. Like WTF?! Where do you turn your attention and energy first? Then comes the guilt of focusing on one vs the other. It’s a lot.
That’s why I’m loving on the sun. Counting my wins. Yes, the sun shining in my window is a win. Waking up everyday is a huge win during a pandemic. Having the ability to live in a country that supports my right to disagree is a win. Finding gratitude, as often as possible during this historic time, in all the mess, is priceless.