Wednesday, November 25, 2020

November 25--Becoming Better

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. 
--Paulo Coelho

    I had a discussion recently regarding this pandemic time and the proper word to describe our living through it. Is the goal "enduring" it or actually "thriving" through it? We can choose either. Enduring feels like a struggle, slogging through, even putting life somewhat "on hold" till some nebulous point in the future. Enduring is hard.
    Thriving, on the other hand, feels good. One key to thriving is to love, as today's quote states. This pandemic time is an excellent one to strive to become better than we have been. Love gives us the impetus to create new ways to be in the world, new ways to connect, to have fun, to enrich the relationships we are blessed to have. Each individual seeking to thrive uplifts us all. 
    Alas, given how much "new and strange" has confronted us this year, life is bound to be some combination of enduring and thriving. Some days, some things, we just have to hunker down and get through. I think it's important to remember that we always have a choice to focus on thriving and loving.

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