What strange times! The corona virus has changed lives, even if it’s just for a short time. All of my meetings, gatherings, classes, events have been cancelled, as have yours. This may be the very first time of my life when I have absolutely nothing on my calendar. It’s weird since my calendar usually pushes me along. And I’ve realized that my meetings and organizations are the focal points of my social life. I never thought about that before. I see and interact with my friends and like-minded acquaintances at meetings. Hmmm….Maybe that’s why I attend so many. But today, nothing. I’ve had to really think – and feel – about this. What I have discovered in the past few days is while I miss my pals, this social distancing thing is freeing. I feel free. I’m no longer married to my calendar. Kelly and I now wake up each morning and decide to do whatever we wish – take a hike, go for a bike ride, play pickleball. And when we get back to Washington, we’ll do those things plus go out on our boat. Yes, I feel free… I have more time to write, to catch up on some good books and TV shows, to try new recipes, to watch movies I’ve missed, and to chat with friends and family on the phone and via skype. Creatively, Kelly is looking into starting an online AA meeting and I’m thinking of setting up an online writing support group.
What are you doing to bring joy into your life these day?
Hopefully, both Kelly and I – and you – will remain well.
Meditation this week: I got this.
Stand up, speak out! Thanks for taking this journey with me. Now go write your story!