Never in our lifetime have we faced a challenge like we face today. Many thrive on the fear of thinking there is no way they will ever be the same. Economic fears are just as real as the fear of death and our opponent is mighty. But even in this time of tests there is a unique juxtaposition that presents itself when you imagine what magic is currently unfolding before your eyes and what is to come on the other side.
There will be a historic chance to rebuild, become stronger, and be better. Fresh starts are once-in-a-lifetime but they are magnificent. Our’s will happen. We come from a long line of ancestry that have proven this time and again. Although these bloodlines may be distant to us now, their sense of survival still courses through our veins.
As we turn to each other to lend a helping hand and find ways to be together, this rare storm has presented us with an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. When was the last time your children begged to be outside rather than stare blankly into an iPad, slowly draining any social skills from their intellect that they might otherwise have gained? When was the last time your family had the opportunity to sit together and have a meal? When was the last time that you truly were surrounded by your loved ones? Please take time to reflect on these precious moments that you would have never had otherwise.
We may never again get this opportunity to surround ourselves with our loved ones, unburdened by the daily grind that slowly leads us to our grave. I pray that each of you will take this time to build bridges that you would have never had the opportunity to do, had we never been caught in such circumstances. Use this time to sharpen your sword, realign your dreams, and unconditionally love those around you.