Its very strange, isn't it? One day we go from being completely caught up in our working world, constantly moving on to the next "to do list" and worrying about meeting deadlines. We run ourselves ragged and often forget to pause and be grateful for what we have. The next day the world is on pause.
I have never been a fear based person. I choose not to watch the news and I am not obsessive about being online. Having said that, I am also not naive to the challenges our world is facing in this moment. My heart goes out to all those who have lost, are sick or are actively fighting for their health. For once I actually appreciate the speed of our online communication. Within days, the entire world was notified to take some time away so we can actively help in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
I realize that there are many people who are stuck in shock and fear and are truly scared for our future. This is very scary, however if we all choose to remain calm, help others where necessary and take the time to spend quality time with our families and loved ones, we will get through this together.
So please join me in taking a deep breath and using this time to be grateful for all that we have.