Well, as per my last post, I took a much needed sabbatical from social media. Or so I thought. At least that was my genuine intention.
I did not do any blogging, but I found myself drawn to checking Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis. Old habits are hard to break.
I consider myself a rather calm person; as an RN, working in an incredibly stressful job in the PICU it came in handy. Having severely ill children coding on a daily basis prepares you for just about anything. But reading all the chaos in the world, I have found it even personally overwhelming for me.
I find myself wondering what in the world is going on with humanity and how do we find kindness, respect and love for thy neighbor again. There is so much anger, hate and fear.
We have many issues and challenges going on, which I will not address, but the toil it takes on many emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually is present and increasing.
Many of our loved ones are isolated, especially the elderly. In areas of high crime many fear to leave their homes. And those without jobs worry how to feed and care for their families. It is a lot going on.
The only solution I see that we can do is going back to “old school” caring and looking out for one another. Helping out someone who is elderly, listening to someone who is anxious and afraid, praying for those who are open to that support and volunteering where it is much needed.
I unfortunately am more quarantined than the average 50 some year old due to chronic autoimmune conditions, so I try to support on an emotional and spiritual level for friends, family, strangers, and the state of our world.
In my heart, I truly believe there is goodness out there, we just have to find it in the middle of the chaos.