I'm noticing lots more posts recently about how fed up we are all with lockdown and all the challenges that covid19 has thrown our way. I'm not immune to those feelings either and the challenge gets tougher with each passing day.
Initially the fear of danger keeps us almost happily obeying the rules, but as we survive day to day the danger can appear to be less, even though that's not true.
So I started to look for quotations about endurance. I found that lots of them related to sport and training, but this one better sums up what I'm thinking.
"When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy seems to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed."
-Nikos Kazantzakis- (Greek author, and writer of Zorba the Greek. Nobel Literature prize winner, 1883-1957)
I think that, like the gnarled old tree pictured, all we can do is dig our roots into the ground and show how resilient we human beings really can be in adversity. Trees can be uprooted but it takes an awfully big storm to do it. It doesn't mean we have to appear to be falsely cheerful when we feel down, but we can work to find our way back to true cheerfulness, as soon as we can. It's tough. We have to work on it! But we can do it!
Take care, and try to stay as positive as you can. ☀️🌈🙏
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