It is Day 26 of my lock down. And it is looking like this will continue at least through the month of April and probably into May. And then, from what I hear, it is going to come around again in September.
The situation has been tolerable, but now I am hearing that we should not leave the house at all, not even to walk around for exercise for at least two weeks. Now I know that is for my well-being and the safety of all around me. And it is no big deal to be asked to lay on my couch all day. So I will do it.
It will end. It will. I have no doubt. But how will I change and how will we all change when it is done? Will we go back to the old normal of being selfish, shallow, materialistic, over-privileged jerks? Or will be move giving, more reflective, more spiritual, more magnanimous individuals?
Maybe I will slip back to the old ways, though I hope not. But I do know that I am grateful for a job, a roof over my head, food in my pantry, and so far — by the grace of God — good health. If there is no other benefit than learning to be grateful, then I will have done well.