As they say – the days are long but the years are short.
This couldn’t be any more true this year.
With everything we as a world – or civilization have been through, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to brighter days.
With that said, there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to stop and embrace the days we have now.
Enjoy the moment.
While we may not have an immediate solution for the issues we’re currently faced with, why not embrace the little things and find that silver lining.
In March we all hoped that if we stuck together, stayed home, kept our distance – that by summer time we would have been through the worst and we’d be further ahead then we are now.
Obviously things happened, people still need to go out, sometimes its harder to keep our distance than we thought it might be, and we’re finding ourselves still somewhat stifled by Covid-19.
Our summer may not have been spent at block parties, concerts, pub crawls or catching all the latest movies that Hollywood and the like have to offer. However we still could socially distanced patio hop, find an uncrowded section of the beach, and turn the music up a little bit more in our own backyards.
We’re learning that there is joy in the peaceful moments.
There is plenty to do in our own backyards.
And the small shop in our neighbourhood we’ve always wanted to try but never found the time – the things they have to offer are some of our now favourite items.
We’re taking the time to get to know those around us.
Slowly we’ve adapted from being ‘stuck’ at home, to enjoying the space we work so hard to pay for and maintain.
The money we may have spent travelling abroad has now gone back into our local community businesses and into our homes.
We’re finding those that we really enjoy spending time with and making them a priority – giving them the coveted ‘bubble’ status.
For those that have the opportunity to work from home, albeit sometimes a challenge still at times, we’re thriving on the lack of commuting and the comfort of our favourite house hold coffee mug to make it through the day.
While a pandemic may be keeping us from doing the things we have grown fond of, the weather has rewarded us with ample opportunity to soak up good quality vitamin D.
And even if it took parks and playgrounds a while to open up, we found ways to make do without.
We have learned that life may throw some tremendous obstacles in our course, but humankind can fight back with a resilience like no other.
We have found new hobbies, new tasks, new appreciation and we are overcoming.
In March when a switch was flipped and one day there was toilet paper, and the next it was gone – a deep seated panic had set in. We all felt it in one way or another.
In the fall should a second wave hit, while there will be disappointment, and that renewed feeling of struggle – there should also be a glimmer of hope.
We’ve been done this road and while it may not always be pretty – we can do this.
By sticking together, being resourceful, finding and using our communities – we will overcome once again.
While we all may come out of this a little different – whether it be mentally, physically, or emotionally. We will all know this is one for the history books.
And by finding those ribbons of light, we will once again thrive at the end, or perhaps – even in the midst as we realize that things don’t always have to be as bad as they seem.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.