The Final Piles (Silver Lining 7-22-2020)

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July 22, 2020

For the past three or four years, I have almost always felt “behind”.  There was just so much I couldn’t get done, so many things that frustrated me as they sat waiting. 

I even often said to myself, “I just want the world to stop for a couple of weeks, maybe a month.   I just want to catch up!”

And then, along came COVID-19.  

The old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has never played more loudly in my head.  At first, the pandemic brought more work–usually re-doing what I had just done hours before, as things changed hourly.  But, eventually, things just got quiet.  Too quiet.

Today I dug through the remaining few piles on my desk, unearthing many things that don’t matter at all anymore.  For those things I still wanted to complete—like entering in names into the database, I felt a perverse sense of pleasure at finally crossing them off my to-do list.

And I’ll take that bit of satisfaction as my silver lining today.  It feels unbelievably freeing to know that things are caught up, and that now I truly can continue to look forward.

Silver Linings…

started as my personal response to 2020’s global pandemic of COVID-19.  When I published them locally,  I was surprised by how much people responded to them.

 

I hope they bring some positivity to you, too, during this unsettling time

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