Think Beyond Yourself
How do we brighten someone's day as we progress through The Great Pause? During this time we are reminded of the essentials of life. Family, friends, safety, kindness and freedom. We are reminded that we must have the ability to step outside of our own plans and be in the moment. To trust that the future will return.
There is a great sense of loss, on so many levels. For so many, this loss becomes about ourselves. Although, the phrase "we are all in it together" has become somewhat trite- yet it speaks to the sense that loss has been shared by everyone. The question becomes how to combat this "woe is me" feeling. To step outside of the personal grieving of loss and empathize that there are others who are struggling as well.
Your Mother helps Your Sanity
The journey to find the end of this dreary time is the challenge. How do we equip ourselves to keep going on a daily basis? How do we get up everyday and step into some time of routine. How do we find the space where we can contribute to the healing and stopping of the Pause?
For me, my lifeline has been my mother. Her voice at the other end of the phone, or to see her face on the screen, has been a calming influence. She has "brightened someone's day" by just being a calm voice. Just by asking if I am OK.