It is so amazing to me just how much the world can manage to slow down when it needs to. I do not know if it is just me or if other people are feeling the same way (if so, comment and let me know); but, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders over the past couple of weeks. It has been so amazing to slow down everything in life and just focus on one thing, one issue, one day and one moment at a time.
I was driving back to Peoria a few days ago and had several hours to just think. To reflect on the past couple of weeks and really think about what does this whole pandemic mean. For starters, I realized everything slowed down to a pace that allows us to really think, and for some people who are not ready to do that, this shelter in place will be terrible. Second, it put things into perspective - weighing out what really matters in life. Why do I waste my precious moments of life, caught in the struggle of other people, allowing them to get you hooked in their life and circumstances? Finally, now is the time…
Now is the time to do all the things, all the things you "didn't have time for." All the things that you didn't make a priority. All the things that set your soul on fire. Now is the time to write the book, start the blog, get a journal and call the old friend or family member. Now is the time to hug your loved ones, to let go of the old grudge, and to make the progress that you so desire. Now is the time to seek your faith, to seek to understand, and to live the life you were called to have. In short, what I am saying, do all the things you never thought you could - because the world has slowed down and the time is now.
"If time were the currency by which we measure the success of our lives;
would we spend it differently?"