I asked my son why did he think we seemed abnormal about being ok with being in the house and doing nothing. We have enjoyed being in my very small apartment. This is the first time we have ever lived in such close quarters, but honestly I don’t mind. I have worried if this 17 year old has enough space and am I around him too much, but then he plans for us to run together or do six minute planks (my upper body though…), and asks just about nightly if I want to eat popcorn and watch a movie with him.
This touches my soul more than anything. I don’t know if it’s because we have always done something and are bodies and souls just need to sit down, or what, but I do know that everything about this quarantine has been perfect for us. The sun has been shining and even on those days of gloom, we still open up the blinds, pray, and start our day.
I promised him one thing after he told me last night that I still do too much to help people, which is once I submit my grades I’m going to disconnect from my texts for a week. Unless they are friends, I’m not responding because as he sees it, people keep asking and as I’m pouring it because unfair he says. A 17 year old sees this.
I wish I could allow others to see through my lens; the peace and the joy of being truly quarantined with someone who loves me and I love them; the peace of having a child that does not get on my nerves; the joy of having my child help make dinner and lunch and even breakfast (why didn’t I just say breakfast, lunch, and dinner haaa).
Even my job has been fantastic… I’ve reminded my students to have fun, to embrace every single detail of this moment and share their stories and they have….
While their stories are not as peaceful as mine, reading their stories remind me to ensure I’m taking time to be gentle with them.
Just be mindful during this time, we all share different stories and they all matter!
#ListenMore #TalkLess #BePatientWithYourselves #ThisThingCalledLifeHaveFun