Have you ever wished that the world would stop turning just for a while?
Well, it has. In the words of Julio Gambuto, “It’s the greatest gift ever unwrapped. Not the deaths, not the virus, but The Great Pause. It is, in a word, profound. What the crisis has given us is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see ourselves and our country in the plainest of views. At no other time, ever in our lives, have we gotten the opportunity to see what would happen if the world simply stopped.
If we want cleaner air, we can make it happen. If we want to protect our doctors and nurses from the next virus — and protect all Americans — we can make it happen. If we want our neighbors and friends to earn a dignified income, we can make that happen. If we want millions of kids to be able to eat if suddenly their school is closed, we can make that happen.”
They say it takes about 21 days to develop new habits.
What new habits are you developing to create a better new normal?
What have you learned about yourself, your community, and your capacity that could contribute to a better world?
Has it been long enough for it to stick?
If you are still holding your breath for things to return to the way they were, maybe it hasn’t been long enough.