From every interaction, action, discussion and observation we always take away something; a lesson learned may also be a lesson missed if we are not observant. So we have to ask ourselves, in these times, what will we take away?
There are always lesson in life and now is no different. All over the world lives have changed. Things once taken for granted are now hard to come by or temporarily denied. So how can we take something good away from this situation?
We must learn from this and take away a positive lesson from all the examples of kindness and goodness; a lesson of love and compassion. We must perform the same in order for us all collectively to heal and move forward. Do unto others and it will always be returned to you tenfold, often at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways. We must also thank and encourage those who are making it possible for us to continue each and every day.
Let us take this time together with our families as a blessing that we can spend additional time with the ones we love. When things begin to return back to the way it was, let us not lose this piece and make a pact to spend more time with those that we love putting them as a priority instead of our jobs and ourselves.
Perhaps we can all take away the signs around the world left when we are less active and spending time with loved ones, the ones that show the planet is actually healing. Waters once full of sludge are clearing or have cleared, smog is dissipating and wildlife is beginning to flourish without our daily presence. We need to find away to do better and not just return to the norm without losing the progress made when it comes to the environment. These are definitely clear signs but it is up to all us to take away this lesson and find a way to ensure we progress.
Moving forward may we never forget to be thankful for all the little things we took for granted. May we continue strong in faith, praying not only when disaster strikes but every day in a conversation with God. When we return to our churches, synagogues and temples may we see with new eyes the gift that has been bestowed to us; and they will see with new eyes, new heart and renewed Spirit that which I have given them.
No one can tell us what lessons are for us, only we can decide what we take away.