Hope in uncertain times
With the corona virus and the mandatory quarantine going on, things have been a little crazy. I haven’t got around to reading the three chapters I wanted for the book we are doing right now, and haven’t spent much time on here either. For that I am sorry. However, I been doing some thinking – a lot really – and I thought to write about hope, specifically in these uncertain times. So grab your favorite drink, cozy up, and join me as we discuss hope in uncertain times.
I have seen two types of people during this pandemic we have been experiencing lately. The first is those who are freaking out because they have no idea what to expect, if they are or could get infected with this virus, etc. And don’t get me wrong, some of their fears are legit. I think it doesn’t help with the media constantly talking about the issue on repeat, but I get their worry. Then you have those who are not afraid, but don’t know what to think about the situation and have to figure out what the next few weeks, maybe months, might look like and how they are going to adjust their lives to this sudden change. I would have to say I fall in the last category, and things have been interesting to say the least. For one, I am off work for the next two weeks, possibly longer if our Governor decides to keep schools closed longer, and as of right now I am not getting paid. How do you have hope in a situation like this? Because of the uncertainty of it all, and so I don’t go bonkers, I have decided to do a few things.
- Stay positive & Keep Hope Alive:
How do I do this? I choose to look at the positive of this. I am still healthy, my parents and my husband are still healthy. I also remember, as scripture says, “Joy comes in the morning!” or as some people say, “This too shall pass!” * Even though right now it looks to be the end of the world, and a few of us who still have a sense of humor joke about it, we will get to the other side of this if we all stick together. We just have to have hope that brighter days will come and be positive!
2. Check off my to-do list:
As I stated above, I’ve been able to get my floors clean, keep up with the laundry and dishes, and straighten up the house. I also have this time to catch up on some books I been wanting to finish – like the one we are doing right now in our book club.
3. Brush up on my talents and create content:
I’m able to brush up on things like my Spanish, painting, and photography. I have also been able to create content for all of you, as well as my TNR – the lifestyle and travel -community.
Doing each of these things are what’s helping me to be at peace, have joy, and keep hope alive during this process of literally taking everything one day at a time. What are some things you are doing to be productive, live with peace, and choosing faith over fear? Comment below, like this post, and don’t forget to share it with those you know. Thanks for hanging out with me ladies, love you, appreciate you, and hope to chat soon.
*This too shall pass is in fact not in scripture; however in Psalms 30:5 (NLT) it says – “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” [ view scripture on YouVersion here]