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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Angel Gardon

Courage: I Will Try Again Tomorrow

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.’”

True statement. There are times in our life when all we can do is try again tomorrow and that is OK. In fact, that is better than OK. It is courageous.

Right now, it’s our 4th week of living in survival mode. We still have little to no routine. We aren’t able to see our family and friends. We are unsure of what the future holds. We are basically just waiting and wondering when we will get our normal life back. And worst of all, I think deep down we all know that normal life, will never truly be the same.

It’s difficult coping with this situation and I think most of us are just over it. We are over dealing with this whole new level of stress and anxiety. We are over not seeing people. We are over going to the stores in fear. We are over second guessing ourselves of what’s allowed, appropriate, and acceptable in this society of lockdown. We are over the inability to make plans because of the uncertainty of our future.

Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand the situation and I am not at all advocating that social distancing should not be taken seriously.

However, this pandemic is causing so much more additional anxiety for everyone. There is stress everywhere. It’s in our homes, it’s our communities and it’s in our world. The anxiety is real and it’s nothing to mess around with.

Believe me, I know firsthand what stress and anxiety can do to a person and how catastrophic it can impact a life. However, I have learned through my struggles that patience is key.

We need to be patient and learn to listen to that quiet voice saying “I will try again tomorrow.”

We must lower our expectations, be forgiving and give ourselves and others grace. We are all just trying our best. Be patient. Be compassionate. Be loving. Be understanding. Be kind.

The days are long, but the years are short...

I know right now it’s hard to keep this in perspective and it’s definitely not always easy staying positive and living with gratitude.

But we will get through this time together. And when it is all over, I know celebrating life with each other will have a whole new meaning and appreciation.

COVID-19 has shown me more than ever that being together and celebrating with one another is truly what life is all about.

But until that day comes when we can celebrate together in an environment without fear, stress and anxiety please always remember...

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.’”

We can do this! 👊

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