Friday, April 10, 2020


We're living in a time of uttermost surprise and uncertainty. Who knew a crisis could impact us worldwide, and so very personally at the same time? Well, it has, and the only thing we can do is maneuver through it and figure things out along the way:

What do we do when a shockwave hits us?
We're shocked. It seems as if the pandemic morphed into a humogous monster overnight, so rapidly that we hardly had time to think about what it was going to mean. It seemed that all of the thinking was being done for us, and that in itself was a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Stay home. Close your business. No sports. No school. Jesus! So what do we do with all the trauma and the shock?

We have to do the best we can. When life has hit us with a severe sucker-punch such as this, we must allow ourselves time to recover from such an unexpected blow to our lives, and to our livelihood. Unfortunately, we have to let time and the process heal us. Does time heal all wounds? We have to wait and see.

Sink or swim? We won't have all the answers to current affairs, all we can do is try to keep moving forward, treading the waters as we go. As challenging as the uncertainty is, we have to know that if we keep swimming, we will eventually get to the shore. Keep swimming through the craziness.

Keep the faith. For many folks, seeing land seems impossible. This is the hardest you've ever been hit, and all of the confidence, happiness and hope for the future that you once felt, has dissolved into your pool of helplessness and tears. Don't lose hope. We can lose a lot of things that can be easily and eventually replaced. When that happens, your confidence and happiness will be restored again, too.

We learn our greatest strengths in adversity. We discover how well faith lights our way in times of darkness. Even though all of this is truly shocking, ride the wave of it. It appears that there is no end in sight, but there is. When you can't see it, you have to believe it. ~ S.R.F.

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