I recently read a facebook post and I can’t get it out of my mind. It spoke such truth over how I am feeling these days and how others around me seem to be feeling and responding to the current situation we are in.
It went like this:
“You’re not imagining it, nobody seems to want to talk right now.
Messages are brief and replies are late.
Talk of catch-ups on zoom are perpetually put on hold.
Group chats are no longer pinging all night long.
It’s not you. It’s everyone. We are spent. We have nothing left to say.
We are tired of saying ‘I miss you’ and ‘I can’t wait for this to end’.
So we mostly say nothing at all, put our heads down and get through each day.
You’re not imagining it.
We are all going through this state of being like no other together but so very far apart.
Hang in there, my friend.
When the mood strikes, send out all those messages and don’t feel you have to apologize for being quiet.
This is hard.” Donna Ashworth
I think it important that we all realize we are not alone. Oh, we know it but do we believe it? Our days are spent in such a different way with nothing notable to look forward to. There are no parties, no outings and no holidays to help us pass through the hard days and let’s face it, March can be a long month at least here in Ontario where Spring seems near but not present as the cold days linger. With note of us being here, in this time, for a year now and no certainty for what the future will bring, it can look bleak. Thankfully, we have a glimmer of hope with the vaccines rolling over the course of the next few months.
We are all in this together, and if there is anything you can do or say to bring joy and meaning to someone’s day, I want to encourage you to take that step and do it. In identifying these feelings, it has helped me to know that each small measure I take to help someone else, brings me joy and meaning as well.
For my Glow subscribers, March also brings your Spring Glow Box. Oh, how I hope it will encourage you and lift you up to get you through until the flowers start to poke their heads through the dirt and the sun warms your face on a sheltered afternoon. Sending out these boxes has been such a blessing to me, to give hope and encouragement to you.
Canada Post’s initiative to send a postcard for free is the perfect way to send a message to a loved one but don’t stop there, keep sending, keep writing, keep taking time and passing it on. You will make a difference in someone’s day and isn’t that what it’s really all about. Helping someone else get through another day, will help you get through yours.
Just as I write this, this verse came to me. I think it’s the perfect fit.
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38 NLT