At the moment and over the last few months most people’s lives have been an uphill struggle. This is mainly because our everyday lives have had to change so drastically. We have had to adapt to deal with being furloughed, home schooling, isolation, not being able to see and hold our loved ones, queuing for our food shopping etc…
As we are creatures of habit and let's face it, we took our lives for granted, this has pushed us way out of our comfort zones. Also all these changes and the constant bombardment about covid 19 in the media has been stressful and worrying for most people. However we can adapt and change, we are stronger than we think, we have had time to actually think about what we really want in our lives.
So many of us have managed to live without all the extra material things we constantly brought to make us feel ‘happy' and to keep up with our peers. Yes life has been difficult, but it has been simpler at the same time. We have managed to spend more time with our immediate family, which is what most children want more than anything. We have used technology to contact family and friends, and in a lot of circumstances spoken to friends whom we have not been in contact with for a while. We have actually had time to talk, listen and catch up via Zoom, Skype or phone.
However for a lot of people on the frontline; doctors, nurses, care workers, ambulance drives, emergency services, shop workers, transport workers etc their uphill struggle has been very different. With some not seeing their family for weeks to protect them, working long hours, facing their fears about the virus and doing it anyway. They have had a very steep uphill struggle.
As the saying goes ‘we are in the same storm, but we are all in different boats!’ Let’s hope the storm will start to move away and we can get to the top of the hill and take in the wonderful views. After all the changes we have had to go through we will see our view very differently, we will not take everyday life for granted, we will see that happiness is from inside us and not what we can have or buy. We will love the people in our lives more and tell them how much they mean to us.
Just think what your life will look like if we take on board all the lessons over the last few months and see more clearly the view from the top of the hill!