The definition of the word "perspective," is a particular attitude or point of view, towards someone or something. With this recent pandemic, I can't help but wonder if everything really hinges on perspective, in terms of our quality of life. For example, I've found myself feeling a range of emotions over the past two weeks - disbelief, fear and stress to now...calmness. I'm choosing peace right now, and not allowing the worldwide panic to restrict me from enjoying what is most important in my life. I've always enjoyed nature, but now...even more so. I'm discovering a new side of myself...a braver side. My faith has helped me of course, and I'm not going to live in fear. This is a serious situation, people are dying and we need to take the medical warnings and precautions with great care, but that doesn't mean we need to stop living. I've talked with quite a few of my coworkers now, who are absolutely petrified and downright enraged about their 401k's plummeting during the past couple of weeks. But, life is more than money. Way more. I hope that they learn this lesson, and sometimes ...it takes extraordinary occurences to really change people. It's horribly unfortunate that all of this is happening, but we can learn about ourselves, through it. In spite of it. We're all sharing this boat, and I'm curious as to how you're handling this pandemic right now, and what have you learned about yourself that is worth changing or keeping? Look forward to a positive discussion on this. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! *Note, this isn't a thread about COVID19, there are other threads to discuss the specifics about the pandemic, itself. But, this thread is more about how such an occurence, can shape our lives, and what are we discovering about ourselves through this?