The luxury of sleeping in. The value of a routine.
The peacefulness of silence. The comfort found in a good conversation.
The freedom of not following a plan. The laziness that comes from having no direction.
The perceived hopelessness of a “down” day while in “isolation”. The power of picking yourself back up with no help from the outside world.
The fear of not knowing. The faith of trusting the process.
The simplicity of stripping life down to the essentials. The privilege of the “extras” which we seem to have taken for granted.
The comfort of staying home. The excitement of travel.
The generosity of a stranger. The gratitude of receiving.
The joy of helping others. The pleasure in “paying it forward”.
The beauty of quieting the noise of the world. The music that can be heard in a walk outdoors.
The questions that only I can ask myself. The answers that only I can define.
The magnitude of a challenge. The satisfaction of rising up to it.
The realization that “Life” has repeatedly knocked me down…but I am resilient enough to stand back up.
Every. Damn. Time.
Times of crisis always reveal a person’s true character. It’s not your job to judge another. It is your responsibility to be honest with yourself. Remove the filter. Abandon the facade. Look in the mirror and be honest about what you see. The ability to change is in your hands. The choice to do so is completely up to you. The effects of what you decide can help (or hurt) the world in which we all live.