What is your why? Day 1.

If you haven’t read What is your why? Covid Questions, go back and do that first. Each post this week will build on each other.

First, things first. Have you started a Covid-19 journal yet? If not, start there. Go and order a fancy journal on Amazon if that would motivate you. I usually just grab an old notebook. Staple some loose paper together if that’s all you have.

Why?

Because we are in the midst a defining moment in history.

Our children’s children will read about Covid-19 in their history books. They will discuss what we did right and what we did wrong. They will learn stories of sacrifice. They will learn about how schools were shut down and for the first time in history people could not gather to celebrate Easter. They will see pictures of makeshift hospitals and people cheering from their balconies as the hospital workers left their shifts each night.

In years to come we will sit around and talk about when it first hit us, when we realized that our lives were about to change. We will remember exactly where we were when the President banned European travel. We will talk about the first time in our life that we were ordered to stay home.

But what we could easily forget are the little moments. We quickly forget the little things, the moments that matter the most. We forget our moments of sorrow. We forget our moments of joy and laughter. We forget our moments of fear. We forget the moments that we cried out to God asking ‘why‘?

So that is the challenge for today, find a journal and commit to writing in it during Covid 19. Lets commit to not forgetting the little things. Write your first entry today. Talk about what you did. Talk about how you felt. Write about the good and about the bad. No one will see it, so be completely honest. Years from now, when we look back and we are able to remember how far we have come from today, we will be glad we did.

Because there is more,

Lisa

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lisadschmidt

Lisa lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. When she is not blogging you can find her running, getting to know new people, serving her community and spending time with her family. She is currently working with the Family & Children Ministry department at a local church.

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