The Thing is

The thing is that I have not written much lately. The thing is that I have been enjoying life an hunkering down a bit and the thing is that I am just happy The things is that I am unpacking a bit, and getting into my garden and getting it ready for planting. The thing is that I have been watching TV. And the thing is that I have been lazy. Just lazy and loving it.

That is the thing about life right now in this day and age, you must be able to enjoy your life. In this day and age of social distancing, avoiding anyone who coughs and all the restaurants being shut down, is that possible?  Yes, I believe it is. First off, as an extroverted introvert, alone time has never bothered me, as long as I have access to others.  An’d thanks to technology, I do.

But I don’t have to go anywhere or do anything. I don’t even have to get dressed if i don’t have to. So why is everyone panicking?  Because it is different, it is new. It is a giant world wide social and economic experiment to work from home and shelter in place. But it doesn’t have to be negative.

I think that this is forcing everyone to slow down a a bit. Instead of having to rush in the morning and get ready and commute to the office, we are sleeping just a little later, having coffee, an working from home.  We are slowing down because all social activities have be cancelled, so now what?

It is easy to say do all of those things that you have been meaning to do, cross things off that to do list.  But it is more than that. It is taking the time to breath, to reset, to recognize those things that are important to you.  It is reconnecting with family and loved ones, and friends. Now that we have n where to go, we can truly make our time about what makes us happy.  Even if we cannot see our loved ones, we can “Video chat” with them. We can watch movies with our children and partners. We can read that book, or just relax and be lazy as I have been.

So take advantage of this time. When the world is back to normal we will miss it, we will long for those days when we had to be home with our loved ones.

Life is short, so you might as well find the best part of a situation anyway. So low down, breath, meditate, exercise, spend time with those you love.  Do what you can to put your heart at ease, even when the rest of the world seems to be going crazy and hoarding toilet paper like it will save them from the zombies (what is up with that anyway?). And relax.