"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" Viktor Frankl.
As the Coronavirus continues to take friends and loved ones, damage economies and take livelihoods, so many people live in fear and anxiety of whether life will ever be the same again.
The news has an irritating tendency to focus on the negative, because bad news tends to get more attention and therefore advertising revenue than good news.
The media is quick to teach us how to feel bad about the consequence of situations, but how do we feel good?
After all, when we feel good, don’t we do our best work?
Don’t we spend more time connecting and supporting other people?
It’s tough to be a good friend, mentor or parent if we are worried about the state of the world, or our lives isn’t it?
Viktor Frankl’s statement is as true today as it was when it was written.
We’re not in control of this situation.
Or even whether the world can realistically return to the old “normal” that we long for.
And so we are challenged to change ourselves.
To do what our ancestors did.
To adapt and to change to make the new normal the best that it can be.
To appreciate what we have and who we have.
And to teach our children to do the same.
So that whatever situations they can’t control do not control them.
You see the world through how you feel.
How do you want to see the world?
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