When next Monday arrives, we will be better off or worse off; notwithstanding so many matters beyond our ability to control, let’s focus on the ones we can control.
Where are our best people?
So many are at work, at home, on the front lines, first responders, stocking grocery shelves.
Meanwhile, too many self-distanced and not engaged in what we need, what they can do – whether deemed essential services or ordered to stay home – their ideas, zeal, and ability to contribute should not be imprisoned.
We can engage better, everyone in our orbit today, so when this week ends, we can all feel we’ve made some progress rather than hunkered down in frightened isolation.
Don’t go looking for the good news – be the good news, don’t look for a lift, be the lift for someone else.
COVID-19 has us by the balls – baseballs, basketballs, golf balls, and pucks – but cannot snatch our spirit and alter our reality unless we let it.
Morning-zeal, fresh-squeezed Monday attitude, sustaining us through this week, maintaining everyone in their struggle to resume this irregular life, restart our economy, and cope with experiencing safe-distancing – however, we are all still inside our own skin.
Bolting, jumping, jerking, jolting, twitching – bounding, leaping, reacting, and responding – this is what we are made for, raised for, praised for, and needed for: nobody on earth has lived this week before, so it is our individual duty and responsibility to do what we do, do it well, be safe, be well and do well.
I Agree, get ready for "the new normal", AG, Cancun, Mex.
Another great column today, Mark. I, too, don’t think our “return to normal” will happen any time soon. So much to do but in my case, not able to do, cuz I have a VERY bad back. But that’s my life, and I deal with it. We find things to do in self isolation and it takes our minds off the enormity of the situation for a brief period. Stay well, Mark, and keep up your inspirational Musings, BR, Calgary, AB
Mark, Wow did you take me back in time with your "as you were" title. I remember the military context so well. Powerful and well-presented article. While we would all love to get back to the "as you were", the way things were before, clearly this will change. But we shouldn't be scared of what will become the new normal. Yes perspectives will change and life will be different, and life goes on. Adapt, look forward make the best of the situation. Yes we will get back to "as you were" in the concept of the statement, even if the "were" becomes subtlety different. Regards, MF, Calgary, AB