Stay Home, Spend Time, and Pray
I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. Coronavirus in Southern California has been bittersweet for me. I think of all the different countries working today to contain the Coronavirus. It’s incredible. At the same moment, I pray for those who have been tragically affected by the virus. I pray also that a remedy is found soon.
I feel that as an Orange County resident, it is a great risk to go out, and have learned to appreciate the time I get to stay in with my family. I can spend time in the front yard playing with my son, cuddle on the couch and watch TV with my wife. This family time I believe was long overdue.
Someone once told me,
“No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with the family.”
In other words modern society is full of distractions that actually interrupt the things that truly matter. I believe that the same cure for the Coronavirus in south county may also be the same remedy we need to save our mental and spiritual health, that is…
Stay home, spend time with your family, and pray.
Our time was once consumed by artificial feelings of belonging that we find on social media, at work, or on the internet. Some may also find enjoyment in other ways like watching Netflix, shopping, partying with friends, doing drugs or playing video games.
Now we are forced to stay home with our families and neighbors. In fact, I hope that through this time we as a modern society will rehabilitate to respect and love the ones that are most important and true to us. It is important that we embrace this time, and let go of the frivolities of the past. We can shake off our anxieties, change our habits, and once again live productive lives.
Think of the other benefits. By not driving, we are reducing the amount of pollution in the air. Since we are not going out at night to bars, restaurants, and clubs, star gazing should be spectacular this year.
I believe that if you make the most of this time, you will come out stronger, more successful, and in better spirits than ever before. Remember to sympathize and do what you can to help those who are in need. If you can afford to, be generous. And always remember to love.
My message in general is for those who are frustrated because they are told to stay home. I hope that this message finds you in better spirits than before. This is the new age, and to become part of it, you must see there is a balance that needs to be restored. If we respect that balance, and truly learn to love one another as never before, we will suffer less and live a more fulfilling life.
Take the time with your families today to stay home, spend time with the family, and pray.
On a prayer note, for those who need our prayers or need help, please respond with a comment here. Mahalo!