In the days of COVID-19 and staying home, we are all spending a lot of time with each other. Well, you are all spending a lot of time together as I am single, but I can just imagine. 🙂
This morning I received this video of my great-nephew and I was struck by how he was mimicking everything he has seen his parents doing as they remodel their home. I am sure there was no tutorial or suggestions of what he should mimic. He simply learned by watching and then he began to incorporate it into his behaviors.
I couldn’t help but wonder, what would be mimicked from my life right now? What behaviors am I repeating regularly that would communicate what is important to me? How am I spending my time? What are the character traits that I am sharing? How am I processing my emotions in these uncertain times?
If this little guy came to your world, would he mimic things that would bring warmth to the heart of those watching? Of course, we all have our bad moments, but how are we recovering from those these days? Are we willing to say I am sorry or I notice your tears? Are we willing to ask for what we need or name what we are missing?
These are difficult times and there are pockets of such goodness and sweetness wrapped in them. It is easy to lose track of the days and routines. During this Holy Week, let us live with intention. Intention not only in our faith walk but being intentional in our thoughts, words, and actions as well. Let’s hope the snippets of our lives communicate our values, convictions and all we hold dear to everyone we are with, not just the little ones!
Blessed Be His Name!