Maintaining Perspective

On Wednesdays, I share posts, fables, songs, poems, quotations, TEDx Talks, cartoons, and books that have inspired and motivated me on my writing journey. I hope these posts will give writers, artists, and other creatives a mid-week boost.

In her blog post, “How to Safely Enjoy the Pandemic Holidays,” Lori Deschene shares several suggestions. Here’s her take on the importance of maintaining perspective:

As with everything in life, this is all temporary. Things won’t always be this way. These challenges, these feelings, they won’t last forever. We will eventually get through this and will be able to live more freely. Though life won’t be exactly the same for many, we will find a new normal and new reasons to smile as we adapt to life as it evolves.

It may be hard to see that now. It may seem like this earthquake of an experience will send shockwaves for years, and we’ll never find our footing again. But we are amazingly resilient as people. Odds are you’ve been through some deeply trying experiences in your life, and you’ve come out stronger, wiser, and maybe even enriched for having gone through what you’ve been through.

Trust that, you will not only get through this, you will have many more reasons to smile, and many more holidays to celebrate with the people you love. This year will one day be a crazy story in all of our rear-view mirrors, so long as we keep driving, cautiously, on this somewhat treacherous road before us.

Read the rest of her post here.


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