Coming Together This has been a very tough and difficult year for most of us not just in the U.S. but around the world. We have lost loved ones, watched businesses close. We have faced loosing jobs, We have faced the challenges of virtual schooling, Of trying to work from home just a few of the challenges we have faced. We try to keep our families safe and we have had to decide if we should go back to work or not. Many of us have had to face the challenges of going back to work because we need the paycheck but still have fears of going back. We have seen frontline workers courageously doing everything they can to take care of others while also worrying about their own family, and we are so thankful for the sacrifices they have made. But one thing we have seen all over the world is people coming together to help each other and their neighbors. We have seen neighbors taking meals to elderly ones, picking up groceries for neighbors , we send notes and make phone calls instead of visiting , just to let them know they are not alone. We have also watched proudly as our children have also helped. Through it all we can not forget to take care of ourselves, Whether it is meditation or prayer or taking a walk or run or a bike ride , or even watching a silly movie that makes us laugh and forget everything for just a few minutes, you have to take care of you. Remember that one day we again will gather with family and friends and we will raise a glass and smile as we remember those that are no longer with us. Until then do something kind for someone or even a kind word goes a long way in making someone smile. Take care and stay safe.
In the chaos of todays world it is easy to lose sight of who you are. Do you look in the mirror and not recognize who you are? I'm not talking about physical appearance. Society tells us that we are are suppose to be a certain type of person and to act a certain way. Society tells us that it is not okay to disappoint anyone, so sometimes we take on more than we can handle. Society teaches us to never say no or to never help someone even though we just can not handle one more thing, because that would be letting others down. We are expected to be like robots or puppets and not ever show our emotions. We are expected to be perfect. If we ask for help especially mental many times we are judged and criticized, because we are suppose to be strong enough to handle anything. We were not created to be perfect. We all fall down sometimes. We hurt. we get angry, we feel overwhelmed, we even feel lost at times. We are human and that is okay. Sometimes we have to say no