A pandemic that has been sweeping the world has infiltrated every are of our lives. Now that social distancing is in full effect, most are spending excessive amounts of time pondering their lives as they were and now. Many may be feeling the regrets of not running a race sooner or planning a vacation later or not taking a leap to move before this new panic has quieted our world as we knew it. Seniors in High School and College alike are mourning what could have been. Unfortunately though we are helpless in rewriting time. We cannot go back and change the past. We truly can only move forward. In a time where many feel helpless the power of positivity must be exercised intentionally and daily. It is totally understandable that seeing people not socially distance themselves can be infuriating. It is valid to feel sad at the rate of which people are dying. It is okay to be upset but at the end of the day our attitude and positivity is what will get us through this difficult time in a more calm manner as well as effect who we are when this time becomes a part of our past.
The environment is benefitting, many families are being brought together in a way they did not have a reason to do so before. Creativity is blossoming again for those who were once too busy for it. Time seems to be slowing, breathe. The things we have put off "till tomorrow" like organizing, cleaning, meditating, stretching, can be done today. What you do in difficult times shapes who you are in easier times. Utilize not having the distraction of going to restaurants and bars to FaceTime old friends and teach yourself to cook. Start an exercise challenge, read a book, write a book but do not let your circumstances allow you to wallow in what could have been. Good times are fleeting but so are the bad times.