Our family of eight just returned from a 4,000+ mile road trip from the northwest corner of Minnesota to southwest Florida. I had a lot of reservations about making such a long trip, given the current state of affairs, and spending a month in the “Covid Capital of the USA,” but I wasn’t about to let fear dictate our plans.
There is an endless see of (mostly) helpful information to help us navigate these difficult times. None of us have ever been here before, so we’re grasping for anything or anyone who will tell us how to do it. However, we are so busy trying to figure out how that I’m afraid we may miss the what.
We live in an instant-gratification culture. If I can think of it, I can have it. NOW! This instant-expectation permeates our society.
My kids aren’t worried. They don’t have bills to pay. They don’t have a job to lose. They don’t pay the mortgage. I take care of those things. For the most part, they don’t even think about such things. But I do.
Imagine yourself at the end of this pandemic. What do you want to know? How do you want to grow? What memories will you have created? What bad habits will you have broken? What good habits will you have started? What will be different as result? How will you have changed?