It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a week since last Monday...it feels like too much has happened for just seven days to hold. But we made it.
It’s been a whirlwind of news, responses, and emotions and I think we’re all still finding ways to stay grounded and connected in the midst of this new reality.
One of my best friends lives in Sacramento, CA. We’ve been doing virtual friendship for years. Our friendship is well practiced for this new reality. We are both grateful for our friendship--always, but especially right now, because it feels like at least one thing in our lives that hasn’t actually changed in the midst of this pandemic. We still talk everyday, throughout the day, and we often watch shows and movies together. (Yes, even with the time difference, we make it work). We send each other funny things on the internet, pictures of our pets, and inspirational quotes too.
We’re really good at that last one, especially when one of us is feeling anxious or overwhelmed. As you might imagine, that has been everyday this week. On Monday she found a quote, which she sent to me, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. We’ve called it our blessing and we reread it everyday. As this time eases on we may not need the comfort of these words everyday, but for right now, they’re exactly the balm we both need.