For weeks I have heard people saying “ I just can’t wait for things to be back to normal.” I remember even saying that a few times myself. But as I’ve thought about our current situation I have realized how much I don’t want things to go back to the way they were. Here are a few thoughts...
1. I hope that the next time a friend grabs me and pulls me in for a hug, I actually take the time to appreciate the gift of their embrace.❤️
2. I hope that when school resumes and you are dropping your kids off, you take the time to thank the staff for the amazing gift that they give to your family.❤️
3. I hope that the next time I’m sitting in a crowded restaurant I take the time to look around at the smiling faces, loud voices and be more appreciative for the gift of community.❤️ 4. I hope that when I am at the grocery store that I take a moment to acknowledge the necessities of life and the amazing people who work so hard to keep us supplied.❤️ 5. I hope that I never again take for granted the ability to hop in the car and visit a friend, go to the mall, go to a movie, etc.❤️ 6. I hope I don't allow the usual busyness of life to once again take over and impede upon my time spent praying and studying the word of God.❤️ So, truth is, I don’t want things to return to the way they once were. I hope that we take the lessons and challenges of the past few weeks and create a new normal. My goal is to appreciate more, love harder, and truly appreciate the daily abundance of blessings that were so easily overlooked just a mere few weeks ago. If someone tells you they love you, take it to heart! Copy and paste if you feel the same! 💕