Crazy times we’re living in. Can I offer a helpful thought?
I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations about “the new normal,” and how life is never going to go back to the way it was before. One person recently wrote to me, “I’m beginning to realize life is never going to be the same.”
And they are right.
We have all been asked (or forced) to change our present reality. Getting used to our new reality, both in the short-term and the long-term, is going to take some time. No doubt, there have been significant changes and will be many more.
But I want to offer you a helpful reminder today:
Your life was never going to be the same tomorrow as it is today.
“Normal” was always going to be different and new.
Our world is constantly changing and our lives are constantly changing. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Sometimes small and incremental, sometimes abrupt and significant. Sometimes because we desire change, sometimes because change is forced upon us.
But life is constantly changing.
I can tell you that my life today is a lot different than it was one year ago. My life one year ago was very different than it was five years ago or 15 years ago. And the world has changed a whole lot during that time as well.
The only constant in life is change. And “normal” tomorrow was always going to be different than normal today.
Normal is always new.
It is our responsibility to live in the present and make the most of our circumstances—whatever they look like today and whatever they look like tomorrow.
We accept the good, we accept the bad, and we make the most of the season right in front of us—regardless of how it looks today or tomorrow. That is our responsibility to ourselves and the constantly changing world around us.
Stay healthy, stay well, stay focused. We’ll get through this together.