NOW is the Time!
These days feel like "life" is put on hold. The world just went in slow motion mode. If I were to imagine it in movies, it is as if a humongous spacecraft had covered the whole horizon like that in the 'Independence Day' and we all await in horror for the world invasion of the ugly COVID 19 aliens. Sadly, it is not a movie. I wish it was. It is reality unfolding before our very eyes. Everyone is anxiously waiting. Oh the agony of waiting for reunion of families, friends and communities separated by the quarantine restrictions, reinstatement of jobs, healing and recovery of the sick, discovery of the treatment or vaccine, the return to what used to be the "normal way of things", the end of this pandemic.
Yet amidst this apparent bleak situation, we also welcome new life each day as babies are conceived and born, celebrate unlimited time of togetherness for families at home, forge stronger bonds with our loved ones, reconnect with friends we have not spoken to for years (courtesy of technology!), expand our capacity to care for and love others, enjoy the discovery and rediscovery of one's passion (I bet at the end of this quarantine, one may end up resigning from his boring office job to finally pursue becoming a baker, a chef or an aspiring actor/dancer - thanks to tiktok and IG apps!).
Finally, we now have time to pause and ponder on the important things we have been putting aside before as we just got dragged into the hustle and bustle of our daily grind. You now have the time to tick that dusty item off your New Year's Resolution list, to gather the courage to patch up relationships or finally commit to one or decide to take it to the next level or to write your first novel or to plan your dream vacation. You can also take this time to help others in need - all the more the world calls for heroes these days.
NOW is the time to do something WORTHWHILE. Make best use of this time. With the recent rapid changes in the world, we are reminded that Life is fleeting and thus each waking moment is indeed a Gift to behold. Do not just live another day. Make TODAY count.
P.S. I chose this photo because it reminded me of how serene it can be when we see things through the lens of positivity.
Take care and stay safe everyone!