As I looked up at the sky, I thought how awesome. The light of this full moon weaving in and out of the clouds trying it’s best to shine its’ light. Then, it made me think about living through a pandemic and recent news. Sadness, distraught, disappointment, social unrest, sad and disheartening news when we look at social media, news outlets, and unfortunately for some people at times when encountering each other.
When I think back from now until March of 2020, sometimes things seem a blur. That’s not good enough. For me, there are so many blessings during the past year I can reflect on, so many and I’m thankful. However, I find myself taking inventory of what matters and even though we are in a pandemic the blur needs to he refreshed with purpose. This is our reality and how am I keeping purpose?
There are always choices; stay on the sideline or get in the game. I think at some point of the pandemic I’ve been on the sideline getting through a pandemic; going through the motions trying to stay positive. It’s time to get in the game; whether you are the quarterback, goalie, kicker or catcher how will you contribute. Making the effort to cut social media browsing, volunteering in my community, looking into giving reiki at a local organization safely and overall forward thinking. Get in the game safely of course, find your purpose, make a small change and watch it’s domino effect. Yes, sometimes I’ll be cheering from the sidelines sharing the light. Yes, live your life safely, smart during the pandemic, but for me I’m filling the blur with purpose.
If you have to ask yourself this question, chances are whatever is being put in front of you isn’t worth your energy. Ain’t nobody got time for drama, especially in a pandemic. If you are like me, this “new normal” is draining even on a good day because our routines have changed drastically. I find myself reflecting on this question a lot lately. The more we feed into negative energy, the more it manifests and disturbs our own well being. The more we give power into what’s productive, peaceful and positive the happier we’ll be. That simple, keeping it peaceful, positive and productive in this pandemic as much as I can. If it’s not part of the 3Ps, keep it moving. Are you down with 3PP, yeah you know me!:)
Less is more when less is purposeful and productive. I think I’ve come to this conclusion for myself because as I wrote in an earlier post, the small moments in life, make a big difference. Savor them. Stop trying so hard, sometimes the best thing to do is less; less worry, less talking, less doing and less trying. We live in a society where we are always yearning for more bang for our buck, which is great, don’t get me wrong, I love my AMC stubs card where I can upgrade my popcorn for free, but sometimes when we force ourselves to go big, it bursts and we are left depleted. The best thing do sometimes is to just show up and be supportive, no need to jump out of the cake to make your presence known, just be you and stop trying so hard. Just show up be supportive, make your intentions purposeful and productive and relax, have faith in the small moments which don’t need to be supersized, they can be, but when the time is right. Do all you can to make your moments purposeful and productive and keep the faith that sometimes, less is more and the more purposeful, productive, positive and supportive you are to your beliefs the less you need to build more of what matters to you.