Today's Devotional Thought

March 31, 2020, By Rachel Piferi

I am a studier of human behavior. Partly by education and occupation (Research Psychologist here), but also partly just by nature. I love to watch people and study how people interact with the world and with their circumstances. I love to watch myself too and I often self-analyze why I am feeling certain things or why my reactions may have been what they were. I've always been like that and it just kind of happens.

The last few weeks of complete social upheaval has given me much to watch and learn from. In myself. In others. On social media. On the news. And, I will be the first to admit that this has thrown me a bit, as it has so many others. For a couple of weeks at the beginning, I just felt "off." Like I could not seem to get my footing. I'm sure I'm not alone.

And to our own defense, things were changing all the time (and in many ways still are). New social rules. New health fears. New technologies. New schedules. New ways to go to work, school, church.

Change was everywhere.

And do you know what I have noticed?

We didn't really like it.

We missed things. Complained about things. Worried about things.

We felt "off."

And, in some ways, it was all legitimate.

Until it wasn't.

You see, I think we've gotten to the point that we all need to stop talking about "normal." And, I think we need to stop all the cheap fixes at regaining "normal."

Let me explain...

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