Sheri here –
Awakening, Restarting, Rebooting, Emerging….
I don’t care what you call it, but the “stay at home” orders are slowly, slowly being unwound.
It is like we have been frozen and are defrosting.
Yet, it is more than that. Much, much more than that.
The “New Normal”
It is the start of a slow healing and rebuilding phase for our country, our communities and ourselves.
How much of what we discovered or learned will we hold onto?
I would like to think we hold onto the good stuff and use the not so good stuff to learn from and motivate us to do things differently.
In some ways there were huge, courageous strides made by many – including myself and some of those close to me.
We started doing some of the things on a regular basis that we had discussed doing for a long time. We did other things that we had been putting off for a long time. And let’s not forget the massive learning – new skills (Zoom on a WHOLE new level, new technologies) and new directions.
Here at my home, we cooked at least 2 meals a day, I’ve done more cooking in the last two months than I have done in the last two decades. Healthy, effortless meals that were a team effort.
Spending less on our total food budget while we ate better, because we weren’t grabbing that fast food.
Walking in the neighborhood and stopping and looking at spring in blossom.
How about you?
What do you want to hold onto as we slowly emerge and begin our trek into the New Normal? How do you plan to celebrate? Think about it – it is an occasion that deserves it!
Share in the comments below: what you are planning on holding onto after “stay-at-home” and how you will celebrate!
Speaking of celebrations – this weekend is Mothers’ Day.
How do you plan to honor your Mother and the Mothers in your life? Maybe you also had that incredibly special person who took you under their wing like the Mother you always wanted.
Share those celebration ideas, those ideas for honoring Mom in the comments below.
Reach out and let them know. Maybe you can’t do it in person for oh so many reasons, find another way to cherish them.
I plan to spend some time in my rose garden. My Mother gave me my love of roses. I’ve planted a rose garden in every home I’ve lived in as an adult. The moments I spend there are my opportunity to spend time with Mom.
Your celebration of Mom doesn’t need to cost a lot money – its more important that you reach out in your own special way and let her know how much she means to you.
However, you do it, make it special for you both!
Until the next time.
Ciao and hugs,