Let’s face it, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. People from all corners of the earth are uncertain about COVID-19, jobs, health, finances, and even shortages of food and paper goods, like toilet paper. Many people feel isolated from friends and loved ones, and long for connections to be re-established, and normalcy to be restored.
UNCERTAIN TIMES PRODUCE STRESS
One of the hardest things in life is not knowing what’s coming next! A recent study found that most people would rather know for certain that they’re going to experience a shock or setback of some sort, than to not be able to predict it at all. Turns out, the “not knowing” is worse than the “knowing,” even when what is known is not necessarily good.
UNCERTAIN TIMES REVEAL WHO WE ARE
But uncertain times teach us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. Uncertain times represent a test of resilience, will and character. They measure our mental toughness, and our capacity to grow and accept non-traditional ways of doing things. The result of uncertain times is a new level of awareness of how we think and act, and renewed appreciation for many things we have always taken for granted.
UNCERTAIN TIMES RE-CENTER OUR PRIORITIES
Above all else, uncertain times teach us to value our time, resources and relationships. We stop sweating the small stuff. We do more with less. We become more thankful, more neighborly, and more accepting. We observe random acts of kindness and generosity on display everywhere. We hear and eagerly share with others stories that make us feel good. We learn new ways of connecting and are inspired to actually do so. We discover the impact of a positive attitude. We realize there is nothing more indomitable than the human spirit.
UNCERTAIN TIMES .... CERTAIN PEACE!
Friend, I want to be an encouragement and source of hope and good news for you today. If you need someone to talk to, pray with, bounce ideas off, or just listen, I urge you to get in touch with me. Yes, I want to be your REALTOR ® for life, but even more than that, I want to be a trusted friend.