04/28/2020 by Shirley B Johnson 1 Comment
What Are We to Learn About Family From Our COVID-19 Experience?
When we experience bad things in our lives, there are usually things that we are to learn from them. What are you learning from this COVID-19 experience? What did we learn from Hurricane Harvey?
Something that I'm seeing is how we spend time with our families.
It is my belief that when we experience bad things in our lives, there are usually things that God wants us to learn. I don't feel that he causes us to have bad things happen to us, but he doesn't want to stop them because there are things we need to learn. No different than a parent does sometimes with their children. We have to allow them to go through the experience because us telling them will not make a difference.
What are you learning about your family life during this quarantine? What I see is that we should be learning that this will be an experience we will never forget. Not just in a bad way, but also in a good way as well.
I worked with older people for 1 1/2 years and learned alot from them. The main thing that I learned is that it's not important how many things or how much money a person has, it's the memories that have been created. That is what they talk about. Think about it. When you go to reunions, funerals, or weddings, people discuss the memories that they created together.
What I have heard time and again is how tired parents are from working and hauling kids here and there. The "quality time" is spent in the vehicle. I have even heard the same from couples. No one is spending time creating memories.
Memories are created when people actually "do" something together. As a guideline to determine what that is, ask yourself if you want to take pictures of what you're doing so you will never forget it.
So what is my point? Even though this has been a "bad" time in our lives, we can learn from it. We can learn what it takes to get along and create "good" memories from the things we enjoy together. That is what creates the bond in families...the good memories. What destroys families are bad or no memories. There is no history created that makes us want to be together.
So my questions to you are: Are you creating "good" memories right now? And will you re-evaluate your lives so that you will keep creating a good history in the future?
Stay Safe & God Bless!
Shirley B Johnson
Please note that I am offering TELEHEALTH at this time. I am new at it but we can learn how to use it together. So I will be offering telehealth and phone sessions until May 15, 2020 for the rate of $50 per 60-minute session. After that, they will go back up to $75. I will offer in-person sessions after June 1, 2020 if this Coronavirus is settled down by then. I will keep you posted.