Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 04/13/2020
One of the dangers of these times is a feeling of loss of control. We’re prevented from working, dining out, meeting with others, watching sports, attending school. There are sonorous warnings in daily press briefings. Most people obey, hoping it’s for the short term. Some flout the rules, believing they’re somehow impervious to affliction. And some protest, believing that we are overreacting and causing more economic death than medical death.
What I do know, and what I see and experience, is that we have more control than we might otherwise think. We have technology to stay in touch, to attend school, to work, and to learn what truth we can. We’re able to do favors for neighbors, for first-responders, and for extended family. We can support local businesses with take-out food, groceries, pre-paying memberships, promptly paying bills, donating to the arts, and tipping exceedingly well.
And we can improve ourselves. Get to the book you always wanted to read (or write). Engage in our hobbies (it’s astounding how few people invest in their own fun), spend quality time with the family. We control our lives, to the impressive extent that we’re willing to sacrifice in order to help others.
I happen to be a man of faith. Easter is about the potential for triumph over our sins. Passover is about freedom from bondage. No matter what you believe, I wish you health and peace and the abundance I think is yet to come. We’re not taking a leap into the unknown, we’re walking in what light we have.
That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be more springs.—Lucy Maude Montgomery
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