You Always Have a Choice to Rise above Circumstances
Blessings during COVID-19 and the Strength of the Human Spirit
We always have the choice to maintain as high a vibration as we can and to stay in our joy no matter what’s happening. Of course, it is not always easy. Sometimes, however, our souls have signed up for some significant growth lessons. And we have to go through certain challenges to reap the rewards of the growth that can bring more joy and future fulfillment.
Despite the challenges that may cloud your reality, it is so important to maintain your perspective and your joy and do whatever you can to rise above the fray of the drama and emerge victorious. Photo by Nghia Le from www.unsplash.com.
I have come to learn after going through so many challenges in my life that there are always blessings in the challenges. I wrote a blog post about it that you can read here. My husband Sharbel and I have experienced many blessings amidst this “new normal” of being careful when out in public in a world of masks, physical distancing and caution to maintain our health and well-being. We have eaten out much less and enjoyed cozy candlelit dinners together. We wear masks when shopping and keep safe distances when talking to people in our neighborhood.
When lockdowns began, we got to spend much more time together, sharing both lunch and dinners and walking our dog Harry every day in our neighborhood. We also got to work together in our lovely office. It’s quiet where we live in the mountains of Vista, CA, on a private street that ends on a steep hill. So there is very little through traffic. And the weather, although very hot recently, is mostly mild, sunny and wonderful.
My husband, our dog Harry and I get to spend more time together and enjoy our evening walks on our quiet street as the sun begins to set. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2020, all rights reserved.
The COVID-19 crisis also enabled many workplaces to begin to embrace telecommuting as a permanent way of life for employees. So when my husband recently interviewed for a new job in a location over 60 miles north of where we live, he was able to accept the positive offer because his boss approved for him to work permanently from home and to just come in to the office on an “as-needed” basis. That was such a blessing for us both.
My husband Sharbel enjoys working from our home office. Having him at home during the week is a big blessing for me and for our dog Harry too in this COVID-19 crisis. He is also happy that he no longer has to commute and is working in a very peaceful and quiet environment. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2020, all rights reserved.