This COVID Thing is Changing Us

“This time I only cried for an hour,” admitted my friend to the Facebook world. At the beginning of the summer, she assumed (as so many of us did), that school would be “back to normal” in the fall. The struggle of balancing her daughter’s education and running her business would no longer be an issue because “this COVID thing will be all over.”

“When the schools closed in March, I was a wreck for two week trying to figure out how we were going to get it all done. This time, I cried for an hour….and then I made a plan.”

This “COVID thing” is changing us.

The World War II Generation, often called “The Greatest Generation,” (Brokaw, 1998), is heralded for their selflessness, strong work ethic, and humility. They were forced to grow up quickly and acquire an emotional intelligence more common in those older. Struggle has its benefits.

What if this is true of Right Now?

COVID-19 is described as (hopefully), one of the most difficult times in our lives. In the United States, we are more than six months into the pandemic.

I have a theory we are more resilient.

I think we might be more adaptable.

I wonder if this has changed our faith in God.

Chime in if you’d like and let us know in the comments below.

Have the last 6 months made you stronger? Have they deepened your faith?
Written by Rose M. Fife, HTLC Communications Specialist
September 8, 2020

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