Nobody, former procrastinators, is glad for the threat of illness or death. Nobody likes this time of isolation caused by COVID – 19, but several have expressed to me that there are aspects of the confinement they enjoy. There are some things to be grateful for and even to like.
Not driving around our area gives me several more hours a week. I’m grateful for the time. Of course, I’d rather drive and be with people. Online meetings are not as satisfying as getting hugs, sharing snacks, and having that delightful buzz of several conversations going at once. But we can still meet over God’s Word and enjoy catching up online.
I’m also grateful for
- routines that provide guidance and help me focus.
- technology that lets me see the faces of family and friends I enjoy.
- a sense of progress. I enjoy seeing the improvements in our photos and office. I enjoy being able to focus on these without having to say “no” to out-of-the-home distractions. I still must say no to in-home distractions.
- reading with my husband and our discussions. I enjoy learning together.
- a little imposed rest. I enjoy stepping away from work.
- spring and the beauty I enjoy.
- going outside and enjoying exercise.
- TV and movies to enjoy. I’m also grateful for the ability to limit them so they don’t take over. I’m grateful for necessary updates which I don’t enjoy but I like dealing with facts rather than imagination.
Most of all I’m grateful for the steadfastness of our Mighty God and for His unchanging love. I enjoy His comfort and relaxing in Him.
Try starting the day with a reminder of things you’re grateful for now and things you enjoy. Be alert throughout the day for new things. Share your thoughts with family or a friend at day’s end.
What are you grateful for at this time? What are you able to enjoy?