I love getting a good letter, but get a far deeper sense of gratitude from sending them.
We’ve been navigating our way through a global pandemic for nearly eleven weeks. That takes its toll on so many things — it’s no wonder we are watching the world splinter under the pressures. Ourselves included.
“I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There's something about that person's breath and hands on the letter." Diane Lane
We’ve been asked to become teachers, executive chefs, hero’s and helpers over night. To say the least - it’s been a lot. And yet - you continue to thrive. Your measure of CV19 success is not outlined in the number of lbs you've lost, Spanish you've mastered or ability to stay stocked in toilet paper and Clorox wipes. Your measure of success is simply your ability to get up the next day and do it again. The weight of this is enormous. Look for the wins in the daily and mundane. That is enough for now.
Today write a letter of compassion to yourself. Fill the blank page with all the ways you’ve managed to find survival inside these trying times and thank yourself for pushing on. Set the clock for seven minutes and be gracious with the amount of 'well done's' you owe yourself.