Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Over the last while as we came up to the 1 year anniversary of COVID-19 one of the questions that keep coming up is "What have you learned over the last year?".
Well, I have learned
- patience is not one of my virtues
- I really like to have my quiet time
- I love to learn
- I like to be busy (almost too busy)
- I think outside of the box
- I need sleep
- about comradery
- that we ate out a lot
- that I recharge by being by myself
But after some thought the most important thing I learned was to BE KIND. And I don't mean to just other people but you need to be kind to yourself as well.
Do you remember at the beginning of COVID-19 everyone banded together? We did some pretty amazing things. We were like the Three Musketeers, all for one and one for all! We had concerts televised live from the homes of the likes of Elton John, we had sing alongs over FB live and YT live, we had people standing on their porches banging pots and pans in honour of the front line workers, we had people teaching yoga from their balconies, others performing concerts for their neighbours and others organizing a zoom call with friends and family so you could chat with them. It really felt like (to me) that we were working together to get through this and make the world a better place. We were BEING KIND to others and finding the silver lining in a tough situation and one that most of us had never faced before.
Then it got harder as the days, weeks and months rolled on with what appeared to be no end in sight and people started to get angry and frustrated. There were anti-maskers and now anti-vaxxers. People are fighting and just a general unhappiness seems to have settled in.
I miss the all for one and one for all and being extra kind to people. It really isn't that difficult to BE KIND kind to people so please give it a try.
The biggest thing I learned was to BE KIND to myself. Over the year I have been a Mom, a Wife, a Daughter, a business owner, and committee member of various boards. I was not taking care of myself because all of those things came first. And to top it off I was not being kind to myself when I felt as though I was letting one of those things down. For example, my business was not moving along at all and then COVID hit and it came to a stand still but then I started to do online stuff and started to learn more about my interests to incorporate them into the business but while doing all of that my daughter was doing online learning and my husband was working from home and I often felt pulled in so many directions that I didn't know which way I was going. What I should have been doing was being KIND to myself and remembering that I am only one person who only has so much time and energy and that I was doing my best at that moment.
And that is the key, I was/am doing my best at/in that/this moment...remembering that is the ultimate of BEING KIND to myself.
So please help bring up the vibration of the universe and BE KIND!