We live in Alabama so we had our first full day of some slight changes. All retail can open with restrictions on social distancing and capacity levels. Restaurants can’t have dine-in, no barbershops can open, nor can gyms. But the biggie for Alabama is the beaches opened today, but they are monitoring social distancing.
I am finding some opposites in my life to be true right now because of the “stay at home” orders we’ve been under for a few weeks. I went to the Walmart in Gulf Shores today and it was markedly busier than anything I’ve experienced in weeks. No one was being disrespectful. People were keeping distances. A few were wearing masks (which is saying a LOT in Alabama). But the serious increase of people was a bit shocking.
A few weeks ago, walking into a crowded Walmart (much more crowded than what I experienced today) wasn’t anything. Today… I felt myself a bit unnerved.
I am finding some opposites to be true in my life which indicate that “re-entry” into a more full schedule will challenge me as the withdrawal challenged me a bit. We get used to “new normals” and then we switch again!
This will probably prove to be taxing on all of us. Our minds are tested.
Personally, this is a test of my spirit and my will. These are good opportunities to see how I need to keep working in particular areas of my life and let the Spirit keep molding me.
And, hey! Let’s be careful out there!