Most states are starting to see a shutdown in hopes of getting the Coronavirus pandemic under control.  I may be one of few that is embracing this time and will be in full compliance while making the best of the situation. I’ve been trying to put it all in perspective and have come to the realization that this will be life changing for me even once it is all over.

I woke up this morning to the beautiful sounds of birds chirping outside of my window.  Although I’ve heard this countless times before, it seemed so much clearer and more intense today. I made my morning coffee and went out to my rocking chair on the front porch and enjoyed the flowers in bloom and it seemed as if the grass was even greener.

Fortunately I have been able to work from home which has allowed me to be able to cook just about everyday for my family.  I’ve always taken very good care of and spent quality time with my family but this has given us even more free time. More pictures colored, more songs and dancing together, more puzzles and even more energy to play in the backyard with my son.

This pandemic is bigger than us and God has my attention so I choose to be obedient.  This situation has definitely changed me in the best way and I will continue to live a more simple lifestyle once all of this is over.  I have been reminded to take nothing for granted, even the smallest of things like the grocery stores being fully stocked with our basic essentials.

God is in control and I cast all worries on him and my faith allows me to know that everything, in time will be okay. Family, home, health and nature is what I will be focused on during this time. Rather than sitting and complaining over the things that I can’t do, I will continue to give thanks and praise for all that I have and am able to do.