Arrrrggghhhhh! Have you had enough yet? Enough of staying away from your favorite stores? Have you had enough of spending your romantic anniversary dinner in the parking lot of Panera Bread? Are you ready to say sayonara to worship in front of your computer while wearing jammies with feet? (I mean, the jammies are super-cute, and the feet are adorable, but for church? For months?) Yes, us, as well. However, short of rebelling against the best medical minds and creating a super-spreader event, what can we do? Actually, we can do plenty. Today, Gildshire shares some ideas for those of you at the end of your Covid rope. We know because we joined you there the last time we thought about football games with real people in attendance.
When Reaching the End of Your Covid Rope is a Good Thing
You know how it takes an irritating grain of sand, an oyster sick and tired of said sand, and time to make a pearl? So it is when you become someone at the end of your Covid rope. You probably didn’t even know your own creativity during these troubled times. Look at you rediscovering your Crock-Pot! Are you learning to knit? That’s fantastic! Oh, you are halfway through the novel you wanted to read and a third of the way through the one that you wanted to write!
Okay, you haven’t done all of those things, but Gildshire is willing to bet that you have done one of them. Or, maybe you have done something else creative that we didn’t think to mention. The point is, the end of your Covid rope is where your creativity shines the brightest. So, rail against the coronavirus and whoever made it worse than it needed to be. But also notice that you are better in some areas and more proficient in other areas BECAUSE of the coronavirus. For example,
The new normal Covid-19 family
First, admit that you had very little awareness of what school was like for your children before this. Now, you have sweated along beside Algebra 1 and have been amazed by the antics of The Fixies, or Peekaboo. Sharing and caring inside the educational environment have brought you closer together as a family. Your children have learned that there is fun humanity behind Dad’s stern admonitions, and you have learned that your youngest is afraid of dragons. Both of these are valuable insights going forward. You never know when your neighborhood Dragon Alert siren may go off.
Covid-19 reopening takeaways
This won’t last forever. We can promise you that. However, our overarching messages for you at the end of your Covid rope are these. Be as good to each other as you possibly can. Don’t allow the lessons that you have learned during this time to mold away in the corner. You’ve become better at so many things since the coronavirus came to our shores last winter. Blend who you were last Christmas into who you are this Christmas, and find a kinder and more fascinating you than the one who got out of bed last Christmas morning. Maybe the Covid opened more things than you ever imagined.