05 Sep Hope for Tomorrow
The last few months have been pretty wild. I know I’ve found it hard to be so isolated and to have everything so uncertain. Maybe some of you feel the same way. It’s been hard to maintain relationships and fear is just everywhere.
It seems that every time you look at the news something else has gone wrong. We’re surrounded by statistics of people who have died and many of us are afraid, not only for ourselves, but for the people we love. What are we supposed to do?
It’s been a hard couple of months. Honestly, I’m not sure what we are supposed to be doing. I know I’ve never lived through anything like this before. But you know, maybe that’s okay, maybe we aren’t supposed to have all the answers. Sometimes you can find a way to trust that you can get through things, no matter how hard they are in the moment. And, you know, humans are pretty resilient, we’ve survived lots of bad things and we will get through this too.
As for what we should do in the meantime, that’s a bit harder to say. I know people who have taken the opportunity to start exercising more, get closer to family, or get closer to God. Maybe take up a new hobby or start going on walks. Workplaces are re-opening, so some of us will be getting busy again. Remember that it’s okay to feel sad, or angry, or both! This is a really hard time for many of us.
And think about it, you’ve gotten through the last few months, it may have been hard, but there is always the hope that tomorrow will be better. It may be hard to see or feel at times, but hope is always there, and in the journey to find it we grow and learn through the difficult times.
One of my favourite movies growing up was Annie. One of the songs in the musical is called Tomorrow. Maybe you know it. One of the lines is “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re always a day away”. Perhaps that’s something we need to remember right now, that no matter how difficult today is, tomorrow holds the hope of something better. So, hang on for tomorrow.
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