By Bronwyn Ison
Instead of your typical column each week I decided to share a few of my thoughts with you. As we each sit back in amazement, we’re all wondering what is next. Hour by hour, day by day and week by week we are guaranteed incredible developments as it pertains to what we can expect in our futures. What I’d like to encourage is that you maintain a positive outlook. As an optimist, let’s look on the bright side, we’re one day closer to experiencing some normalcy. As a realist our new normal will be different than before. Yet, we can expect to gain, learn and understand the silver lining in all of this.
This weekend is Easter and I’m certain we’ll all be experiencing this Sunday much differently than in past years. Many families dress up, do Easter egg hunts, take pictures with the Easter bunny, attend church and conclude the day with a family brunch. Without a doubt you can still celebrate and honor this day in the sanctuary of your home. Consider dressing up, creating your own egg hunt, stream a LIVE church service and enjoy a homemade brunch. Perhaps each family member can share their culinary skills and make their favorite dish that everyone can enjoy.
If you are Spring cleaning it’s a great time give back to your community. You may consider donating to your favorite charity. Reach out to local shelters and learn if they are accepting donations. With the recent life changes; emotionally, mentally and financially – this could be a beautiful time to help someone in need.
Today, I eavesdropped on my daughters Google hangout while she was attending one of her online classes. The teacher went around the class and asked about fifteen students, “how do you feel about distance learning?” What I heard surprised me. After three weeks of distance learning, most if not all, of the children have acclimated to this style of learning. Yet, the common thread was that they missed their friends and teachers.
Each day we are being tested. Be mindful of your perspective on our current situation. Be diligent in your ways as you continue to strive for your goals. The adjustments you’ve needed to make in your personal and professional life are positive because you’ve now learned to adapt to greater change. I congratulate each of us for finding ways to figure it out for ourselves and our families.
Until next week and from our home to yours… I wish you a Happy Easter. My God Bless you and your families.