Thank God for quarantine! No, I’m serious. If there’s any silver lining to this whole thing it’s that for those of us who require an additional push to do the things that matter, we finally were forced to sit down and reflect. If you’ve watched every Netflix series out there and read every book in your library you’re bound to spend a minute reflecting, hopefully more.
Sure, but what’s the point? I am glad you asked. You ever heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder”? I’m sure you have. If you haven’t, the adage simply means that when something or someone you presume to love goes missing from your life for a while you develop an understanding of how much you care for them. In this reflection becomes an incredible tool. It allows you to do what you do when you miss someone; meditate on the wonderful traits that person has and how wonderful they are in your life. I, for one, have a healthier appreciation for my friends during this period because I’ve had time to think about all the wonderful conversations and activities we’ve taken part in together.
But what if I didn’t need a global pandemic to force me to think so fondly of my homies?
What if I just took time to reflect on the good even about the people I see every day? Perhaps that’s the key to living a life where the heart grows fonder for those around you – daily.
I challenge you to try it out. Will you?