Jacksonville, Florida

A Season of Change


It sounds like the end might be coming for the virus quarantine. Hopefully, it won’t be much longer until we’re released.

I’m glad for those who are healthy but saddened by those who had issues or lost loved ones. It’s been a trying time for most. Just remember, no matter what you’ve gone through or what will be ahead, Jesus has been with you always.

And when this crisis is over, please remember the lessons learned. This virus should have made us refocus our attention to what is truly important.

Here are just a few things we should have learned:

  1. Things can change in a moment’s notice, and our health is more important than that new cell phone. We didn’t have much warning when this virus hit. Definitely not enough time to plan or to build an emergency fund to survive even one month, which leads to our second point.
  2. In a lot of cases, debt caused more fear than the disease. Use this as a lesson to get out of debt. There are plenty of programs out there to help you. I recommend Dave Ramsey’s plan. If nothing else use his free budgeting tool to get your finances in order. Here’s the link to the website: https://www.daveramsey.com/; the budgeting app is listed under the heading titled “Tools”.
  3. Doctors and nurses should be considered heroes. When the chips were down, our movie stars and political leaders ran as fast as they could from this virus while medical personnel ran toward it. They are a lesson in who our true heroes are when dealing with this type of “war”.
  4. Teachers are underpaid. A lot of parents complained about having to homeschool their children. They grumbled about having three or more children to teach lessons. Try doing it with thirty-five kids, all at different learning levels. This should be a good wake-up call to build more schools, pay our teachers more, and celebrate our television stars less.
  5. And last, but not least, we learned that those we loved can be missed even when they’re not gone. It’s easy to take for granted our loved ones will be there when we want to visit, but in the past month, when we couldn’t leave our own homes, much less go into theirs, we realized just how important they were. Take time to visit and let them know how loved they are. A video is just not the same.

I’m sure you’ve all learned more things than I’ve listed during this crisis. Please leave a comment below and let us know what you found to be an important lesson. I would love to read your list.

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