There have been many times of crisis in the world whose heroes will have left their mark and we take our place, deserving or undeserving, among them.
By this time many of us are feeling our lives slowly return to ‘normal’. I think we can all say that it’s been a pretty rough ride, and some are still in the thick of it. There’s been so much change and uncertainty and on such a large scale, that we will never be the same. Or at least I hope not, for to go back to life as it was would be a tragic waste of a crisis.
Here’s a short list of things I hope to have learned going forward:
1) Death is unavoidable. Life and health are precious gifts.
2) Galloping consumerism is not sustainable.
3) A little less busy and more quiet contemplation would do us good.
4) Who we put in charge matters.
5) People are our most important resource. We need each other.
6) Toilet paper is the poster child of the modern world. Respect progress.
7) Being a good neighbor matters.
8) More can be accomplished online than we ever dreamed possible.
9) Touching each other is really important. Six feet apart is not normal.
10) When we work together, we can do amazing things.
On this Memorial Day may we humbly honor the spirit of sacrifice so many have laid at our feet and be truly grateful.