COVID-19 Day… who knows anymore?
It feels like we are caught up in a tornado that is relentless. So much pain and anguish in this confusing time. Apparently the world is sick. Very sick. How can we make sense out of this?
Could these be growing pains into a new future? Could the world be experiencing a birthing process right now?Could the world be giving birth to something new? One doesn’t have to give birth to know that the process of giving birth causes distress. It can be a long, arduous and painful process and yet it produces the most beautiful thing in the world new life. We can only hope, crossing fingers, that if this is true this birthing process ends real soon.
Hopefully when this “baby” is born it is a real sweetheart, we can only hope and pray it’s not Rosemary’s Baby.
And while our lives have stopped and we wait for things to get straightened out, we keep eating our popcorn while finding things to do.
I picked up a white bible the other day that my mother gifted me with the inscription: I love you sweetie, Mom. Folded into this bible was 40 prayers written by Norman Vincent Peale called Thought Conditioners. Delightful, inspiring passages from the bible with an explanation of what each passage means.
Still, I Googled Norman Vincent Peale.
Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking. He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until 1984, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation. Peale was a personal friend of President Richard Nixon. Donald Trump attended Peale’s church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there. Peale’s ideas and techniques were controversial, and he received frequent criticism both from church figures and from the psychiatric profession. Wikipedia.
Next thing I did was to go to social media and began sharing a passage every day. While typing them out each morning, I am reminded that everything is going to be ok. It is my hope that after reading these passages, readers are filled with positivity and hope.
Maybe we can get the ball rolling right here and now. We can start today. Here are some ideas:
- Think only good thoughts for one entire day
- Give Time
- Give Money
- Give Praise
- Tell someone you love them
- Stay interested in learning all sides
Be the change that needs to happen. Today, be extra kind. Give out mental hugs. You know, the world needs a little TLC right now.
For those of you missing happiness and joy, please read the Thought Conditioners by Norman Vincent Peale and/or watch this:
Have a safe and happy day!