When we talk about matters of importance, it may be about health, family, finances, or security for the future. How much do we live our daily lives really focusing on such? I can speak for myself and truthfully, I have taken them for granted. We all exist and go through the motions of our daily routines of our jammed packed lives. Have we really been inconvenienced during our time of quarantine that we can’t proceed on with our so-called normal lives? Or have we been given the opportunity to take a second look and spend more quality time with our families, eat healthy home cooked meals, or just sit and talk around the kitchen table? As many in our country are being laid off or losing their jobs, we are fortunate for the financial security that our firefighters provide.
It may be hard for many of us to look on the bright side of recent events and to see the good that is going on in the world because of the fears of our current pandemic, or for us to face the harsh reality of the dangers of our spouses job, such as the recent Boyd St. fire that injured many of our LAFD firefighters. Or, like on a personal note, early on in quarantine my husband caught the Corona Bug and gave our family a scare. Thankfully, he has recovered and has been able to return back to work.
We may not have control of what is going on all around us but we do have control over our mind, body, and spirit. Mind over Matter. My theory is that we see and experience life on the perspective of what we choose to focus on. Take this time to inventory and have gratitude for the things that matter in your life.
After the scare of my husband, I now have greater appreciation for him! Through that experience, I was reminded me that life is so fragile and it is helping me appreciate the little things in life again! Even though an event may rock you to your core, don’t let it take a tragedy to remind you of what is really important in your life.
Take control to have a healthy mind, body, and spirit so you are prepared for whatever may come at you so you can be strong enough that you cannot be knocked down
o Be conscientious of what you feed your body
o Feed you mind; read, research, and learn
o Find your creativity / we are in times for opportunities of innovation
o Stay connected and plugged in to positive social outlets and know when to take a break from social media
o Pray / meditate
At the end of the day, all that really matters is that your loved ones are well, you’ve done your best to keep them safe, and that you are thankful for all that you have. Hang in there! These are tough times for us all. Together, we will all get through it.
Let’s keep the flame alive!