Embracing the Unknown With Imagination
The societies of the world have been forced to shift their lifestyles into unknown territory.
Life has confronted the citizens of the world with a frightening plague. There is nothing worse than fear of the unknown and therefore during these times we must gather our wits about us, make sound choices and continue to keep our spirits up as GRANDwomen with Moxie who use our imagination to intermingle as best we can with those we love and those we enjoy.
Let us hang our hopes on the positive, that the capsule of time will be short, that we will be resourceful and that all of us and our families will come out of this experience grateful that we made it through the rain.
Using Our Imaginations
Since everything is in our heads we certainly can use our imagination to find ways to keep ourselves connected to our families, our friends, our livelihoods, our many outside interests, and even new discoveries during this time.
We have been told to ostracize ourselves from others and stop doing the things we love. It is one thing to be told to exclude or avoid people and places we don’t desire, but quite another to be held hostage by a virus that is attacking our world.
Interesting Links To Enjoy
GRANDwomen with Moxie have choices. And, today it is my pleasure to offer you some interesting links to click onto that may spark a desire in you to visit!
Ideas to Share
I have ideas in my mind to share with you. Things that bring me joy. Things that may bring you joy to dream about, talk about with family and friends over the phone, on ZOOM, on Facetime, in emails, on a conference phone line or a handwritten personal letter to those you care for; And last but not least, maybe just maybe you might want to write your thoughts in your private journal.
Here is my list of ideas you can talk about with your family and friends or write to others or to keep in your personal journal.
- What blessings do you count?
- What are your personal strengths of character?
- What piece of wisdom will you always remember?
- Write or call people you would raise mountains for
- Write or call someone you are proud of
- Write or call someone you can always count on
Topics to Discuss One-On-One or In Groups
- Bring up an intriguing topic
- Favorite ways to engage one’s brain during this time
- Your favorite scents and how you found it
- How does nature inspire you?
- Discuss a favorite line from a movie, book or show
- A work of art that makes your heart sing
- A funny personal story to share
- How do you discuss these times with your adult children and grands?
- Things that make you feel healthy
- Little things that brighten your day, everyday
- Why you enjoy your girlfriends?
- What do you enjoy doing by yourself?
- What is your daily favorite ritual?
- What is the most beautiful thing you own?
- Destinations you dream of visiting
- Do you feel invisible?
- Your favorite celebrations?
- Who is your oldest friend and how do the inspire you?
- Three of your favorite books
- Your strongest positive trait that will get you through the Coronavirus pandemic
The Many Seasons of Life
We have all journeyed through many springs, summers, falls and winters in our personal lives. Each season has its patterns as do our lives. It is important to keep yourself invested in your emotional health because depression plays a role in our immune systems. Staying engaged in life is very important and keeps our immune systems strong.
Explain this to your children and grands. Don’t forget to take your Vitamin D3, 6000 units a day for your immune system, but check with your doc. And, smile! It too will raise your immune system. You have a roof over your head, food in your homes and family and friends who love you and who you love. Feel your gratitude.