Aging Well | Last Active: Jun 5, 2020 | Replies (24)
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Good morning @sueinmn You bring up an interesting aspect of our new world. These times can certainly be frustrating!
While everyone is different and how we react to change is unique to each of us I've chosen a different way of looking at this.
First, having lost my wife recently and yesterday losing a longtime friend, I look at our current societal changes as temporary and mostly an inconvenience.
Likewise, since my wife died I bristle when people talk to me about 'getting back to normal' or asking ' how do you like your new normal'. Again, just how I look at life, but I believe if we spend time looking at what was normal or looking to get back to normal, we are spending our time and energy on looking back — not forward in life. Trying to recapture what was, not looking to what is or will be. Significant changes in our lives do exactly that — change our lives. I look at my life now as different and that makes it a new unknown. Just as I look at these times as different and not looking back. Sure I miss doing some things, but at the same time I have found far more than what I may have missed. I've spoken to more friends of old, relaxed, completed more long delayed projects, written more letters, read, etc. than ever before.
It's different, but to me different can be very good 🙂