I am a big fan of Rachel Hollis and have referenced her before in my posts. Today, I was listening to a free class she has published to help people shift their perspective with COVID-19. You can find information about her free class here.
When I listened today. Rachel was talking about finding joy in this time. Not like Pollyana ridiculousness, and not thinking that all of this is happening for a reason. The reality is, this is awful and hard for so many people. It is a time when many are sick and dying, people can't be with their loved ones in their last moments or even mourn them together. Jobs are lost. Finances are in disarray. There are real, horrible things going on right now.
Her point was, within the 4 walls of your heart, within the 4 walls of your house.....can you find joy ? I am lucky. No one I love is sick right now. I am healthy. I have a secure job and I am getting paid. We have technology to connect us with each other and enough food in our house. Rachel's point was this time can have meaning, if you let it. There can be lessons learned. And joy can still be found.
Today was an easier day to find joy. On Long Island, it was gorgeous. Sunny and warm with everything blooming. My daughter rode her bike and wondered out loud, "Is there a party in that Fed Ex truck?" The truck had loud music blasting. The driver got a good laugh. It was a light moment at a heavy time.
I will look for joy. Morning phone calls with my mom. Coffee with creamer. My son's cheery "Good Morning" as he comes down the stairs. Cuddles with my kids. Reading aloud a beautiful book on video to my class.
How are you finding joy?
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski