I have heard people say “I just can’t wait for things to be back to normal.” Over the past few months .I am not exception of this statement and I think basically we all just can’t wait for this pandemic to come to an end.
But as I’ve thought about our current situation I came to realized how much we fail to appreciate certain things simply because we that should be norm and it will always be like that hence we overlooked the abundance of daily blessings and failed to appreciate them.
Here are a few of my thoughts…
- I pray that the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug, I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.
- I pray that when I have a doctor’s appointment, I take the time to thank the staffs for the amazing gift that they give to me and my family.
- I pray that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant / bus/ train I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and diverse human behavior.
- I pray that the next time I see a person or situation that needs prayer, I hope I pray as passionately and fervently as I have these past period.
- I pray that when I am at the grocery store that I take a moment to thank God that He provides us with the necessities of life and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.
- I pray that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, enjoy activities life with gratitude.
- And finally I pray that when I really get the opportunity to really breath without noise masks and without being scared of contracted any virus I will really take my time to appreciate every bit of air I breathe in and out of my body
I pray that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few months and create a new normal. My goal is to pray more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few months ago. If someone compliments you, say thank you and reflect on what they see in you. If someone tells you they love you, take it to heart!