April already and the sun is shining. And I am inside, having no balcony in my apartment. I haven’t checked the rooftop terrace, but I suspect the door is locked as all room for social gathering in my building are “off limits”. Fortunately, for me, I an introvert; so the time of confinement to my apartment isn’t so bad.
I do miss the hugs from my grandchildren, but thanks to technology, I can see their happy faces on a regular basis. And thanks to technology, I can keep in touch with my children and my sisters. I think I will rejoice the day that we can hug each other again, though I wonder how comfortable I will feel. Lately, as I watch television, anytime I see people touch each other, I immediately cringe. I guess the message of physical distancing is becoming somewhat ingrained.
I have also heard about people who have their whole day with their children and/or spouses mapped out. The super organized. If you have been keeping track of when these blog posts are published (or not), then you know that super organized, I am not.
That’s not to say I don’t have a routine, but the fun of the routine is breaking it from time to time; letting the creative side of me have its way and just trying something new. Still, over time, I have learned the pluses of prioritizing, and the problems that ensue with procrastination so I am organized, just not super organized.
One of the things that needs priority for life to stay on track is, as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, TAWG (Time Alone With God). Yesterday’s blog, is one meant to be practiced more than once – especially, if it speaks to you. And another practice which bears repeating, especially in this time is The Daily Exam (see March 21 post). I would especially dwell on the question which asks where we might have seen God at work on this day, or this week, or this time, or look at the day with God’s eyes. Look at things for which you are grateful. And consider what you might need from God for tomorrow.
And remember the first lines of The New Creed because, regardless of what is happening around us: “We are not alone; we live in God’s world.”
P.S. Here is a link to a article from Plough magazine: “When Church Doors Close: The severe mercies of social isolation” by Leslie Verner, who is a self-professed extrovert.