Lots of people have been talking and posting on social media about having a “new normal” so this has prompted my response.
A “new normal” isn’t something new to anyone who has lived very long. We’ve all gone though multiple “new normal” times. It has happened when we start walking, start talking, start going to school. A “new normal” happened when we got engaged, got married, became a parent and then possibly a grandparent.
A “new normal” isn’t something to fear. It quite likely has given us something to cherish. Yes, a “new normal” might be that we cannot do something we used to be able to do. This “new normal” might be a health issue. I know this to be true in my own life. I’ve had so many changes with a “new normal” that others haven’t had and you probably have had a “new normal” that I haven’t experienced. That’s called life.
When I was run over by a tractor before I turned age 6, I had a “new normal” that included having to learn to walk again. I got over it; I got though it.
Surviving a Widowmaker heart attack at age 39 gave me a “new normal” again. I got over it; I got through it.
After the hit and run car incident, another “new normal” was in my life. I am still working through it and realized that all the other “new normals” are the same way. I never finished getting through them. They had become my everyday life, something that was in the past of my present day life. There was uncertainty with each “new normal” I experienced. There was also some fear to admit to. And through it all, each day strengthened my faith in God. Each day of that “new normal” taught me more of how to pray.
Today we can look at this “new normal” and when that sun comes up we can decide if we are to cower in fear or embrace the moment. I hope and pray you enjoy your day because I will enjoy mine.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you’d better be ready. – George Allen