Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/05/2021
Passover, recently completed, celebrates the freeing of the Jews from captivity and slavery in Egypt. Easter, which occurred yesterday, is a celebration by Christians of the resurrection of Jesus following his crucifixion.
Whether you are religious or not, these times every year are a celebration of new life and fresh opportunities. And so it is today, since one year ago no one was in church or synagogue because of Covid restrictions. I was a lector for the livingstreaming last year, with only the priest with me, but yesterday I was in a “packed” church.
And now the restrictions are easing. And for all the worry about new variants and anti-maskers and anti-vaxers, we are looking at conditions full of promise. In the US, new jobs are at a significant growth mode and unemployment has dipped to six percent. Public venues are opening, from museums to athletics, from restaurants to the theater.
There are myriad opportunities extant to help others and to help ourselves. The business renaissance I predicted in December for this time frame is, indeed, happening. “Covid cabin fever” will prompt people to spend, to vacation, to indulge. We should be surfing this wave, not trying to dive beneath it.
Whether you are religious or not, I hope that you are spiritual, identifying and growing from the world around you. I have a feeling we will be better than ever. That’s not to deny the suffering and loss that have occurred, but rather to honor all of us who have persevered, sacrificed, and endured.
Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy life. The best is yet to come. Don’t allow your life to devolve into desuetude. The best is yet to come if you allow it to be and you take advantage of it.
Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. —Jamais Cascio
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. —Gever Tulley