COVID Lessons… 1 Year Later

With our son approaching and us hitting a year of COVID, I have been reflecting a lot on what this time has taught me and made me realize. Although this year has been strange and difficult in a number of ways, it definitely has made me take a step back and gain some much needed perspective on a multitude of things. I want to look back and appreciate what I gained from this season of uncertainty instead of the things I “lost” or “missed out on”. I thought I would share some of those thoughts today and would love to know anything you have learned throughout this time!

1.Our bodies and health are one of the biggest gifts and blessings we can be given. Taking care of them is such a privilege…not a punishment or something on a to do list. Some people would give anything to use their bodies the way God created them to be.

2.Our minds are so powerful in the way our body operates and responds. The energy you continuously pour in will be the energy that flows out.

3. Control what you can control. Do your part in what you know you need to do each day to be the best version of you because no one else is going to do it for you or live your life.

4.Practice gratitude each and every day. We take so many things for granted that are just part of our daily lives but such a blessing. The little things are the big things.

5.Listen, observe and understand what is going on around you. We are so quick to talk, voice an opinion, or jump on social media before having time to digest, research and think for ourselves. There is constantly so much noise.

6.Not sharing things on social media/publicly doesn’t mean you don’t care or you are not taking action within your own life and home. Why has that become such an expectation in our society? Our value is not behind a screen but in our day to day life, actions, and choices.

7.Ask questions and think critically. Not everything and everyone has your best interest in mind.

8.Everyone has different comfort levels in any situation. Respect boundaries and let people live their personal lives how they see best for themselves and families. Chances are we know little to none about most people’s situations/circumstances.

9.Stay connected to people. We are created to have relationships with others. Everyone struggles no matter how happy they are.

10.Fear is a powerful thing, but faith is even more powerful.

11.Life is precious.

12.Remove things that are hindering your health/happiness.

13.Have more conversations instead of arguments. Our differences can be a good thing if we allow them to be.

14.Things can be given and taken away in an instant. As much as we like to think we are in control, we really aren’t.

15.Our babies are constantly watching and learning from us whether it is intentional or not. Be mindful around them and pour into them what you want them to pour out to others and into this world.

16.Strive to be the change you seek. Words are only words.

17.Pray.

As always, sending light and love!

Blessings,

Jac

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