Am I the only one who has noticed that the people that seem to complain the most right now are the people that are simply inconvenienced by the COVID-19 virus, but not the ones whose lives have been deeply affected by it?
I have been amazed and inspired by some of the stories of people who have suffered great hardships the past few months, yet seem to look beyond their own challenges and want to know what they can do to help others. Some of these people have been sick, some have lost their jobs, and some were supposed to have surgical procedures that have been indefinitely delayed. Yet, when chatting with them they tell me about some of the positive things that have resulted from the recent circumstances - like having a few extra moments to read a good book, or spend some quality "virtual face time" with friends or family.
Of course we have those who have not lost their jobs, have enjoyed great health, and are really "ticked off" that their hair dresser is closed down for another couple of weeks and their gray roots are starting to show. (yes, I had a client complain about that to me this week!) I guess it all goes back to the old adage..."is the glass half full, or half empty?"
Let's make a point of finding something positive and sharing it with others. Take the initiative to call or email someone just to say "hello" and share something good that has happened to you. If you have a little extra time, find something constructive to do that will make you look back in a few months and say..."I'm glad I did that!"
To our members here in The Triad, we haven't forgotten you! We have been in contact with our proposed speakers for the May and June meetings and will find a way to bring you their messages and hope that we can help improve your personal and professional life.
Let me finish with this thought, which I am now including at the end of all of my emails... "Be the reason for someone's smile today!"
Stay safe, and stay positive!