For the past year, I’ve been planning a beautiful family trip to Europe for my upcoming birthday. My kids were excited about it, and I thought there could be no better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than to visit London, Paris, and Italy. Unfortunately, this beautiful dream came to an end as everything fell apart with Covid-19.
Life’s pivotal events these past two months have taken everyone by surprise. So many have lost their lives and their jobs, and we still don’t understand why all this is happening.
The silver lining of all these unfortunate events is that they have brought us closer and opened our eyes to the true meaning of what really matters. Our strength has been tested and luckily, we are more resilient, compassionate, and grateful. I have hope that everything will be alright soon.
“If you can’t change the situation, then instead change the outcome by changing your attitude towards it”. I am not sure who wrote this, but it allows me to reflect and get the most of our situation. I have learned to cherish my family and friends more. I took the time to call my friends and we had deep conversations. I have learned to appreciate and enjoy each moment I have come to the realization that I have everything that I need with me. I have discovered hidden skills that were dormant.
As we are still going through these uncertain times, I hope you let faith guide you and open your eyes to the true beauty of life. There are times when we make plans but things can easily turn left. Just know that there is always a way out. There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Now that I cannot travel, I realize how precious life is and every single day with our loved ones is the best present I have ever wanted. I will continue to give my patients the best of me. I will continue to serve others with all that I have. I will let my faith guide me. Faith gives me the strength to move on when I can no longer feel it. Hope tells me that any situation can be transformed and lead to the best outcomes. I have faith that tomorrow will be a brighter day!